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.

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Live music begins to return to some stages this month. There are new guidelines for live events put in place by the Arkansas Department of Health. Those guidelines include:

On today’s show, we find out about a new grant that aims to support hunger relief efforts in the Latinx community. Plus, we speak with author J. Chester Johnson, whose ancestors were involved in the massacre of African-Americans in Elaine, Arkansas a century ago, about confronting a history of racism and searching for reconciliation. And, Raven Cook is back to deliver another recommended book in today’s "Reflections in Black" segment.


The latest numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in Northwest Arkansas are lower than previous days. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at his daily press briefing in Little Rock. Today's 420 new cases bring the state’s cumulative total to more than 21,000. Washington County reported 48 new cases and Benton County reported 20. The number of active cases in Arkansas, 5,757, is also lower in day-to-day comparisons, but Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr.

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J. Chester Johnson grew up in Arkansas, but didn't learn about the Elaine Massacre in school. Hundreds of African-Americans were murdered by whites in one of the deadliest racial confrontations in U.S. history. Later, Johnson learned of a family connection. That revelation, and much more, is included in his new book Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation.

On today’s show, we learn about a new report that finds a disproportionate number of minority children are living in poverty in Arkansas. Plus, we find out why the Fayetteville City Council has reestablished a disbanded City Board of Health to coordinate response to the pandemic. And, our Militant Grammarian helps us remember important things with a time-tested device.