Kyle Kellams

KUAF host, contributor, and creator of "Ozarks at Large"

Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.

Kyle first started working in radio at KTLO in Mountain Home, Arkansas while still in high school and also spent a year as news director at KKIX in Fayetteville before working at KUAF.  During his time at KUAF has also served as the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Arkansas women's basketball team and on occasion the U of A baseball team.

Kyle lives in Fayetteville with his wife Laura and the two sweetest dogs on the planet.

Ways to Connect

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The Arkansas Cinema Society is Hosting a Screenwriting Lab in Springdale this fall for 15 writers between the ages of 15 and 19. Deadline for applying is Friday.

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Lou Holtz came to Fayetteville from the NFL and had immediate success. With the help of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, we spend time in the 1970s and '80s with Holtz again.

Pottery on the Patio

Sep 20, 2021
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Every Saturday in October the Community Creative Center will have music, food, beverages and a pottery wheel ready for you.

On today’s show, The new Arkansas Cyber Advisory Council is hard at work, but don’t expect findings and recommendations to be made public. Plus, helping students think about traveling abroad, and much more.

At the top of today's show: fewer Arkansas school districts are in the highest level for COVID-19 infections, nearly a hundred Afghan refugees will be settled in Arkansas in the near future, and a shortage of drivers available for Razorback Transit buses means a change in some routes.

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Last week the the Paris Arkansas school board approved $1,500 bonus checks for all employees who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1. The distrcit is also offering $50 gift cards for students, 12 and older, who show proof of vaccination any time throughout the 2021-22 school year. Students under 18 must have parental consent before getting vaccinated. The incentives apply to staff and students who have already been vaccianted. 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is supporting a Community of Practice to explore methods to ease food insecurity in northwest Arkansas. Dr. Emily English, an assistant professor in the Office of Community Health and Research at UAMS Northwest, says the approach allows for consideration of multiple experiences and ideas.

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David Starr is returning to his hometown Sunday to perform at the Fayetteville Public Library at 2:00.

A Final Summer Weekend

Sep 17, 2021
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Becca Martin Brown, the features editor for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, loves autumn and is ready to see off summer this wekeend with ideas about music, art and more.

On today's show, state foresters say this year’s extreme weather is taking an unusual toll on certain Ozark trees, “scorching” healthy summer leaves. Plus, our weekly round up of live music, and much more.