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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Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, says the fate of a dog park and the future of I-49 were topics of conversation across the Arkansas River Valley this week.

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With the spread of COVID-19 continuing, UAFS is moving to mostly virtual instruction next week.

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There are things to do this weekend. Becca Martin Brown, the features editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us highlights. She also says with a chance of snow and the continued spread of the virus, we should check on the status of any event before going to it.

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One Penny Shy is scheduled to play at the Fayetteville Public Library Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00. We talked with Becky and Jacob last night about the show and their EP, Grown.

On today’s show, interest in land in Newton County. Plus, efforts to get more COVID-19 tests in Arkansans’ hands, another edition of young musical all stars, and much more.

Arkansas recorded nearly 11,000 new cases of COVID-19, a new single-day record. Also in the news: Arkansas' senior US Senator defends the filibuster and the Razorback men's basketball team gets a big victory.

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The first shipment of at-home COVID-19 tests are being given away across the state at local libraries and other community partners. Dr. Jennifer Dillaha says that the high positivity rate is an indication that more testing is needed.

Governor Asa Hutchinson sat down with Roby Brock to discuss the record surge of COVID-19 in Arkansas. The governor says there are continued challenges Arkansans must confront.

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The new anime film Belle places the familiar Beauty and the Beast directly into 2022. Courtney Lanning says the movie delivers an unexpected, and welcome, emotional edge.

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For the sixth year some of the area's best young musicians will team up with jazz professionals.