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.

Ways to Connect

Chicken Soup for the Frostbit Soul kicks off the Music in the Woods series. Get a preview with Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld and guest Michael Shaeffer, local poet and author. Stories and poetry that might make you laugh, cry and even recall cartoons of your childhood from his show and latest book of poetry "No Exit for Chickens". R2D2, Foghorn Leghorn, Yoda, Crusty the Clown, Tenzing Norgay and Junko Tabei all make appearances in the KUAC studio through the power of poetry.


Christopher Quist

A homecoming for Caitlin Warebelow and a chance for these other great musicians to enjoy Alaska at its finest. Troy MacGillivray is one of the finest fiddlers and his sister Sabra Macgillivray was a blur of step dancing with guitarist Louis Charles Vigneau adding flar to the set.

Lori Neufeld

April Verch and Joe Newberry grew up steeped in traditional roots music. Their duo is the best of both their worlds colliding. Listen for stories of how they've discovered tunes, written others and arranged songs for the duo.

StringRays

Sep 13, 2018
Lori Neufeld

Find out how the StringRays knew each other before they became a band. Hear how old-time fiddle music is alive and well with innovative bands like the StringsRays. Guitarist Max Newman grew up in Fairbanks going to contradances so it's a treat to hear him bring this dance band here to Alaska Live! 

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Conductor Robert Franz joins Afternoon Concert Host Lori Neufeld with his master conducting class students Dominique Royem, Ian Henscheid and Daniel Wiley for classical selections and conversation.

Ryan Bowers, bass and vocals; Rachel Baiman, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo and vocals; George Jackson, fiddle and 5-string banjo; Emily Moran (aka Aurora Birch) guitar and vocals; Ann-Marita Gersad, guitar and vocals

Jeff Kanzler

Jul 16, 2018

Jeff Kanzler returns to Fairbanks with songs from his latest project and favorites from previous recording, "Blacktop Road". Both live performance and recorded selections are a part of this session.


Nashville duo, Mare Wakefield and Nomad make their debut on KUAC's Alaska Live.


Andrew Cassel

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre's summer production of one of the Bard's comedic plays "The Merry Wives of Windsor" comes alive in the KUAC studios as they perform select scenes. Get to know the cast and characters from the production.

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