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

As a part of our 30th anniversary celebration, you are invited to join KUAF on Tuesday, April 21st at the Fayetteville Public Library for an evening with ‘The Sports Guys.’

 Thank you to the hundreds of KUAF supporters who have called in or gone online during our on-air Spring fundraiser. Because of you, we raised $146,287 toward our goal. 

If you have yet to contribute, you can always give online at supportkuaf.com.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of KUAF News Director Kyle Kellams hosting the locally-produced, news magazine Ozarks at Large. March 10, 1990, was the first day Kyle took the helm of the now iconic show.

Tune in today at noon and 7 p.m. to hear a special anniversary edition of the program, featuring special moments from the last two decades. 

Also, Antoinette and Christina turn the microphone around and interview Kyle about his experience over the last 25 years. 

Happy anniversary Kyle! What are some of your favorite memories of OAL over the past 25 years?

Join us TONIGHT as we continue to celebrate our 30th Anniversary as an NPR station with the first Pubs & Public Radio event of the year!

This evening, KUAF is hosting a Member Meet-Up and Release Party for The Idle Class Magazine, a magazine celebrating the arts in Arkansas. The Meet-Up will be at Two25 Gallery on Main Street from 5-7 p.m.

Meet fellow KUAF members and staff and celebrate the latest edition of The Idle Class. Raise a glass with us! RSVP at our Facebook page here. 

Locally produced program, Sunday Night Service, will begin airing on the FM signal of KUAF on April 5. Produced by the Artist Laboratory Theatre and recorded live at Maxine's Tap Room in downtown Fayetteville, the half-hour variety program has been on KUAF 3, an HD signal of talk and news, for about six months. The program has two different formats - "Singled Out", an interview and performance of a band of musicians and the "All You Need to Know Show," a variety program focusing on one topic with storytelling and live music.