Lori Neufeld

FM Music Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and host and producer of Alaska Live

Lori’s love for public broadcasting runs deep. She was raised on Car Talk, Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and later while studying wildlife biology at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas,  she realized that if she helped answer phones during the fund drive at KMUW, she could meet and chat with the hosts of locally produced shows.

After moving to Alaska in 1999, she became more directly involved with community radio as a volunteer host at KTNA in Talkeetna. Hitting the airwaves solo for her first show was nerve-wracking and exhilarating, and she says she relives those feelings through the energetic and nervous first-time volunteers she trains for KUAC’s volunteer shifts and local programs.

As producer and host for Alaska Live on KUAC FM, she now researches music and musicians from such a variety of backgrounds and genres, and wrangles these musicians into the studio while making them feel at ease so they can perform at their best.  Now in her eighth year at KUAC, Lori still marvels at the support public broadcasting gets from listeners and the community, and feels lucky to be a part of it.


Alaska Live
3:35 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bassoonist Jay Million

UAF music student Jay MIllion in the Alaska Live studio at KUAC on November 19, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Bassoonist and UAF music student Jay Million previewed his upcoming recital on Alaska Live with accompanist Lorna Eder on Wednesday, November 19th. Million is the 2014 Concerto Competition winner in the UAF undergraduate/graduate category and won with a saxophone concerto.

See Million this Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m in the Davis Concert Hall for his junior recital prepared under the direction of George Rydlinski.

Dark Winter Nights
12:23 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Dark Winter Nights: Episode 2

Alex and Kevin made a plan to go exploring and document the excursion into "Hell". Here is the chilling story of what happens. Don't worry, both are just fine. The episode includes audio of their adventure and them reflecting back.

Alaska Live
1:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Ryan Bowers and The Brain Trust

Aurora Bowers on fiddle and Emily Anderson on keys and harmony vocals sharing a mic during Alaska Live
Lori Neufeld

All original songs from bassist and vocalist Ryan Bowers filled this session. The Brain Trust is made up of Emily Anderson on keys and harmony vocals, Ryan's sister Aurora on fiddle, Nathan McDonald on guitar and Travis Burrows on drums.

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Dark Winter Nights
4:11 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Dark Winter Nights: Episode 1

The pilot episode of Dark Winter Nights originally aired on KUAC radio on October 18th, 2014 at 7pm. You hear Melissa Buchta, James Mennaker and Wendy Demers tell stories of close encounters with killer whales, flash floods and village life.  It’s 30 minutes of hilarious and amazing true stories from Alaska with your host Rob Prince, Professor of Journalism at UAF.

Alaska Live
11:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ukulele Russ on KUAC

Ukulele Russ still wearing his headlamp in the KUAC studios on KUAC on October 30th, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Ukulele Russ  sang about big trucks, bears, and dumpster diving in the last Ukulele Frontier on Alaska Live on KUAC on October 30th. The Goldstream Valley musician also brought an Australian film crew with him document the entire ukulele experience.

Find his music at ukuleleruss.com

Alaska Live
2:33 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall on Alaska LIve

Pianist Lorna Eder and UAF Professor of violin and viola Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall perform on Alaska Live on October 27.
Credit Lori Neufeld

Back from a recent tour of Korea with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall performed on Alaska Live on Monday, October 27th. Dr. Hall recently joined the faculty at UAF as the violin and viola professor and was guest artist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra for their season opener. Accompanied by pianist Lorna Eder, Hall played seven classical works for violin including the "very black" Devil's Trill Sonata by Giuseppe Tartini.

Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall will be performing Sunday, Novemeber 2nd at 7:00 during his recital program at the Davis Concert Hall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska Live
4:16 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Nate Montgomery

Songwriter Nate Montgomery plays guitar during sound check for Alaska Live on KUAC Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Credit Lori Neufeld

Guitarist and songwriter Nate Montgomery shared an hour of stories and Appalaskan Folkgrass on Alaska Live on Wednesday, October 22.  Played on a guitar borrowed from friend Pete Bowers, this  solo set was Montgomery's last performance in Fairbanks before leaving on a plane to the Lower 48 later that night.

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Alaska Live
1:44 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

UAF Music Department Vocalists Fall Fundraiser

Raleigh Bartholomew, Erin Heisel and Jazlyn Luust awaiting their appearance on KUAC's Alaska Live
Credit KUAC

During Friday's Fall Fundraiser Afternoon Concert, UAF Music Department vocalists filled the studio with gorgeous songs on Alaska Live. This 2-hour special includes the excitement of pledge drive and Alaska Live.

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1:00 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Any Old Time Pledge Program with the Coles

Terrance, Aileen and Dermot Cole with KUAC's Gretchen Gordon and Lori Neufeld

Terrance, Aileen and Dermot Cole raising money during Any Old Time. The Cole's keeping the tradition alive that was started by Pat Cole. He would be proud of the family sticking to a theme of "songs about love".  There's no way to describe the fun and music to go with the fundraising with the Coles. Have a listen!

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Arts & Culture
3:55 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Artist Ray Troll Interview

Proof that Ray Troll was at the KUAC studios just one day before the KUAC Fall Fundraiser
Credit Lori Neufeld

Artist Ray Troll and UA Museum Life Sciences Curator Pat Druckenmiller sit down with KUAC's Lori Neufeld to chat about bringing the prehistoric world back to life through art and exhibits. You have seen Ray Troll's art, now find out the stories behind the iconic work of Ray Troll.

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