Leigh Wood

KUAF Membership Director

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.

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 and tells stories in the Fayetteville-based storytelling group, That's What She Said. She hosts and she produces the weekly show, The KUAF Vinyl Hour, and hosts a monthly Bring Your Own Vinyl night at Stage Eighteen in Fayetteville. 

Ways to Connect

This week's KUAF Vinyl Hour will mark the second anniversary of the death of Prince with a Prince-only program. The show can be heard at 5 p.m. Sunday on KUAF3 . Leigh Wood, the host of the KUAF Vinyl Hour, offers a preview, and asks for help with an upcoming edition of the show.

This week on the KUAF Vinyl Hour, the playlist includes protest songs recorded in just the past few years. Leigh Wood, host of the show, gives us a preview of the hour. The KUAF Vinyl Hour airs Sunday evening at 5 p.m. on KUAF 3.

Leigh Wood, host of the KUAF Vinyl Hour heard on KUAF 3 at 5 p.m. every Sunday, invites a central figure involved with On the Map to the studio this week. She gives us a preview of the music we'll hear this weekend on the show.

The spring on-air fundraiser began this morning at 6 a.m. You can call 800-522-5823 or give online at supportkuaf.com! We will be on the air raising funds Friday, March 30 and the morning of Saturday, March 31. Then we'll return on Monday, April 2 and raise funds all week long, ending this fundraiser on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Our goal is $130,000 - these are vital funds needed to make our annual fundraising goals to keep up with the increasing costs of programming, equipment and technology.

This week's KUAF Vinyl Hour (Sunday at 5 p.m. on KUAF3) embraces both the first day of April and an entire continent. Leigh Wood, the host of The KUAF Vinyl Hour says this week great music from Australia is the focus...with an April Fool's element tossed in as well.

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