Kyle Kellams

KUAF host, contributor, and creator of "Ozarks at Large"

Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.

Kyle first started working in radio at KTLO in Mountain Home, Arkansas while still in high school and also spent a year as news director at KKIX in Fayetteville before working at KUAF.  During his time at KUAF has also served as the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Arkansas women's basketball team and on occasion the U of A baseball team.

Kyle lives in Fayetteville with his wife Laura and the two sweetest dogs on the planet.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, Michael Tilley of The City Wire tells us about the week's news including Tyson's bid for Hillshire Brands, and the band Xcluded joins us in the studio as they release their new original album and while they have some time off between the eighth and ninth grades.

The Arkansas gross domestic product grew in 2013, particularly in some unexpected sectors. With one of the architects of the Arkansas Private Option defeated in a primary runoff this week, the future of the Medicaid expansion is in doubt, but Governor Mike Beebe is undeterred. Plus, this weekend marks the 149th anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S., and the 17th annual NWA Juneteenth Celebration will mark the occasion in Springdale.

Michael Tilley from The City Wire talks about the latest details regarding an acquisition of Hillshire Brands and more.

A damaged phone booth in Prairie Grove is attracting all kinds of attention...and reminded us it starred in an OAL story first aired in 1995.

Becca Martin Brown from Northwest Arkansas Newspapers explains Devil's Den is celebrating its 25th Bat-o-Rama this weekend.

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