Leigh Wood

KUAF General Manager

With 12 years of experience, Leigh has founded, organized and raised money for non-proifts ranging from small artists' collectives like Art Amiss to the international hunger relief group Heifer International. She worked as KUAF's Membership Director from 2006 to 2008, then moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked for KUT 90.5, Austin's public radio station, working in the Membership Department and coordinating the station's special events. From there, she moved to Little Rock, where she ran an artists' collective and eventually ended up at Heifer International, overseeing the organization's monthly giving program of more than 16,000 members, raising $2.5 million annually. She was thrilled, however, to return to Fayetteville in 2013 and to her position at KUAF. With the retirement of longtime manager Rick Stockdell, Leigh was promoted to the position of KUAF General Manager in 2019.

Leigh grew up in Fayetteville, went to Fayetteville High School and earned both a bachelor's and Master's degree in English literature from the University of Arkansas. She believes Northwest Arkansas is truly a magical place to live and work. 

Her favorite pastimes are reading, cooking and playing with her son and daughter. She also co-founded the Fayetteville-based storytelling group, That's What She Said, and she also hosts and produces the weekly show, The KUAF Vinyl Hour.

Ways to Connect

KUAF surpassed the $150,000 goal for the fall fundraiser.

September is fall fundraising month for KUAF and thanks to hundreds of KUAF listeners, we've already raised almost a third of our overall goal! The on-air portion of the fundraiser begins September 24th at 6am. As always, this is an opportunity for listeners of the station to support the programming they listen to and rely on, but this year the station is also providing opportunities to support the hard-working health care workers who have been on the front lines of the pandemic for more than a year and a half.

KUAF is looking for a Community Engagement Manager to build and strengthen community in one of the best places to live in the country. The Community Engagement Manager will oversee engagement with our entire community through -

KUAF is asking listeners for their opinions through a new survey and an update app. Leigh Wood, KUAF's general manager, gives us details.

KUAF has released a newly upgraded app for iPhone and iPad! Now you can listen live to KUAF's three digital streams, access full episodes of Ozarks at Large, set alarms to wake up to KUAF and you can send your messages and feedback directly to the station in the new KUAF Connects feature. This new feature allows listeners to share their voices and experiences with everyone in the KUAF listening area.  

We want to hear from you! For the first time since 2014, KUAF is asking for your feedback in the 2021 Listener Survey. It takes less than 10 minutes to share your favorite programs, when and how you listen and what we can do to better serve everyone in our listening community. YOU are the public in public radio and your voice matters to KUAF. 

On today’s show,  ​Good2Grow Farm in Elkins provides fresh organic produce and garden starts for commercial sale, donating a good portion of both to families in need. Plus, the Dover Quartet returns to northwest Arkansas for another Artosphere performance, the long history of confederate monuments and white supremacy, and more. 

Courtesy / Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet is a familar ensemble at the annual Artosphere Festival at the Walton Arts Center. They're back this year and will be heard live on KUAF tonight at 7:00. Before they arrived in Fayetteville, they talked with Lia Uribe and Leigh Wood about expanding the audience for classical music and emerging from the pandemic as performers.

 

On today’s show, the final episode of the podcast "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s Guide to Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."  Plus, voters are being asked to approve the extension of a 1 percent sales tax during a special election in Lowell ...

 

 

  Today we feature the final installment of the podcast produced by KUAF, "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s History of Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."

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