Leigh Wood

KUAF General Manager

With 10 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, Leigh has raised money for organizations 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. She 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. 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. When she's not raising funds from individual listeners and families, she's recruiting and training volunteers, coordinating special events, writing grant proposals and acting as the contact person for all of KUAF's 3,500 members.

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



Cocktails for a Cause has chosen KUAF 91.3 as its September cause! Come mix and mingle with your local radio superstars and find out how you can support local, regional and statewide reporting as well as the national NPR shows that you love to listen to.


Join us Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Rogue's Manor Restaurant and Lodging in downtown Eureka Springs. 


Your $10 donation plus 33% of the bar tab during the two hours will be split 50/50 with Main Street Eureka Springs and KUAF.



Join KUAF Friday, August 23, from noon until 2pm at the Fayetteville Public Library for the live broadcast of Ozarks at Large featuring the Fayetteville Roots Festival. This is a FREE event with the opportunity to listen to live music and interviews from Roots Festival artists. Doors open at 11am with first come seating. You can also listen to this live broadcast at 91.3, KUAF Public Radio.

Check out our Facebook page for more information!

Directly after the live Ozarks at Large for the Fayetteville Roots Festival at the Fayetteville Public Library, please join us across the street for the 7th annual KUAF Ice Cream Social!

On Friday, August 23, from 2 - 3 p.m. join us for free ice cream courtesy of the Walmart Museum, live music and the opportunity to record why you love listening to KUAF—and it could be on the radio!

See our Facebook event page for more information. We hope to see you there!

This week's KUAF Vinyl Hour salutes Carole King. The show can be heard at 5 p.m. Saturday on 91.3 and at 5 p.m. Sunday on KUAF 3.

Construction of a new criminal justice complex and renovations to city hall get underway in Springdale. Plus, we speak to the editor of a new collection of essays, reviews and interviews written by Donald Harington. And, we have details about several investments that will be made in downtown Springdale over the next couple of years.