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, 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

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?