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

Beginning tomorrow morning, the way NPR times the segments of Morning Edition is about to change slightly. You’ll hear national newscasts in three parts of the hour in Morning Edition instead of two beginning Monday, November 17. Slighter changes are planned for All Things Considered, too.

 Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

There will be a chance to discuss, and listen to, some of the best music of 2014 (so far) tonight at Maxine's Tap Room in Fayetteville.

MUSIC "Lullaby of Leaves" Gerry Mulligan

It's almost time for the Best of the Year lists and we want to know YOUR favorite songs of 2014!

Add your favorite song to our KUAF Best of 2014 playlist. Then join us on Monday, November 10th at
Maxine's Tap Room in downtown Fayetteville, from 7-9pm, as Kyle Kellams, Katy Henriksen and others talk about the list and their favorites.

We'll have drinks, listen to the entire playlist and give away some free stuff too!

Fall Fundraising Begins for KUAF

Oct 2, 2014

Leigh Wood, KUAF's membership director, gives fair warning that October marks a month of fundraising for the station.

Over the summer, KUAF asked for feedback from our listeners in the 2014 KUAF Listener Survey. We heard from more than 940 listeners and it has taken weeks to sift through all the information they shared with us. A lot of the feedback we received from listeners was consistent with information we know from our Neilsen listening surveys; however, some information was new to us - especially information about listening to our HD signals, and information about online and social media interaction with our donors and listeners. 

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