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

The 2020 Opera in the Ozarks season was scratched. That quiet summer resulted in upgrades and the development of a new concert series. Now, the 2021 season is about to begin and the artists and staff are ready for audiences.

On today’s show, Springdale Public Schools is working on a project to install around 7,000 solar panels on 25 acres to help power three of its campuses on the east side of town.  Plus, “Nurses Crushing Covid,” composed of 120 volunteer nurses and doctors are administering thousands of COVID-19 vaccines in Northwest Arkansas, and much more.

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Courtney Lanning, film critic for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says the new animated film Spirit Untamed provides laughs and beautiful art. The villain, though, is a two-dimensional character.

Arkansas Razorback success on the diamond preceeds the current succes of the softball and baseball programs. In his latest essay about the first 150 years of U of A history. Charlie Alison tells us about Mildred Earp. She was a star in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

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Sean Fitzgibbon has long been fascinated with the historyof medical fraud Norman Baker and the bogus health cures he pushed on the radio and from the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. His nearly 14-year project to create a graphic novel, What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel tells the story.

On today's show,  calls to the statewide vaccination appointment hotline have slowed, but health officials say they still plan to continue providing the service.  Plus artists have a chance to help shape the future of the Jones Center in Springdale, taking note of the 100th anniversary of the mass killings in Tulsa’s Greenwood District, and much more.

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The Arkansas General Assembly passed many bills this year. Dr. Cam Patterson, the chancellor at the University of Arkansas, says there was plenty of good news included in that legislation when it comes to health and UAMS. He talked with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politcs.

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The Jones Center in Springdale is using a Design Excellence Grant from the Walton Family Foundation to shape the future of the campus. Up to three local artists can be part of the process. An in-person session for artists interested takes place tomorrow night in Springdale. The deadline for applications to be submitted is June 16th.

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Saturday's Her Set, Her Sound at Prairie Street Live will feature seven women DJs performing together on the same bill for the first time. We discovered the festival's organizer, Robyn Jordan, wants to life others up and the festival is designed to do just that.

Tips of the Slung

Jun 1, 2021

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, brings us a collection of spoonerisms. Named after a minister who reportedly often made verbal mistakes, a spoonerism transfers letters on two words.