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

Leigh Wood, from KUAF's Vinyl Hour, gives us a preview of this week's edition of that show. The hour will celebrate musicians who also create in other media. The KUAF Vinyl Hour is on KUAF-3 every Sunday night at 5pm.

Leigh Wood, host of The KUAF Vinyl Hour, explains why the word genius and the phrase novelty song can be in the same sentence. She delivers a preview of this week's KUAF Vinyl Hour. The program airs Sunday evenings at five on KUAF 3.

KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser begins on Monday, September 25, and we need YOU to help raise the funds that are critical to bringing essential programs to your airwaves.

Leigh Wood, the Membership Director for KUAF, explains a bit about the station's upcoming winter fundraiser.

KUAF will host another Ice Cream Social at the station, immediately following the LIVE Ozarks at Large for the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Friday August 28th from noon to 2pm.

After the live show, join us across the street at the Carver Center for Public Radio for ice cream generously donated by The Walmart Museum, conversation with KUAF listeners and staff!  

You are RSVP for this event on our Facebook event page HERE