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

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.

  During the noon edition of Ozarks at Large, today December 10th, you can enter the chance to win two hand-painted signs from Sleet City Woman.

Call in with your support-or just call and say you'd like to the chance to win-and you'll be entered to win one of these beautiful signs.

Support your public radio station and get the chance to win these unique hand-painted signs. Call us at 575-5823 or toll free at 800-522-5823.

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