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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As more people participate in virtual staff meetings from home during the coronavirus outbreak, pets are becoming the new stars of business meetings. Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, discusses words and phrases inspired by our four-legged office mates.


On today's show, we provide a daily update from the governor and state health officials on their COVID-19 response. Plus, we have information about a new pantry that recently opened on Dickson Street in Fayetteville in response to the outbreak. And, we find out how Walmart's supply chain is managing the demand for goods during the global pandemic.

In his daily briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson pushed back the individual tax filing and payment deadline to July 15 and announced he'd be calling a special session to address a $353 million shortfall in the budget for the next three months. The number of coronavirus cases reported to the Arkansas Department of Health went up to 197 shortly after the briefing. 

On today's show, we speak with Michael Tilley of Talk Business & Politics about the impact the coronavirus is having in the River Valley. Plus, we find out about a program that allows restaurants to donate their excess food, especially as many of them close or scale back operations during the pandemic. And, we hear from a local woman who was recently tested for COVID-19 about what it's like to go through the procedure at one of the testing sites in the region.

Kyle Kellams' weekly conversation with Michael Tilley of Talk Business & Politics turns to the impacts the coronavirus is having on the way the Fort Smith Board of Directors meets, the Fort Smith Convention Center and the Pernod Ricard facility in Fort Smith.