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.

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Nancy Tarnai

Alaska Cello Intensive students and guest instructor and artist Anthony Elliot brought their immense talent and energy to the KUAC Alaska Live studios.

Nancy Tarnai

What goes into becoming a conductor? Mahler wrote verses to his Symphony No. 4, mvmt 4 and they are delightful. What is the context of those verses? Malcom Arnold composed an overture and put "Grand Grand" in the title. What household machines make it on the concert stage for this overture? Answers to all these questions and insights into the chosen music selections on this Afternoon Concert.

In this Alaska Live segment, three performers join host Lori Neufeld.  For the first half hour, Jamie Maschler brings her extensive knowledge and experience with the accordion to the studios.  And for the second half, guitarist Manuel Perez presents diverse pieces of music, from flamenco to rock 'n' roll.  He is also joined by flamenco dancer Lucia Artacho.


Two members of the new music group CORVUS return to their hometown of Fairbanks and perform for Alaska Live.  Violinist and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival's New Music Coordinator, Andie Springer performs with her fellow band mate and flutist, Katie Cox.


Fairbanks-born fiddle player, Caitlin Warbelow has recently performed on the Tony Awards stage with the Broadway hit "Come From Away."  In this Alaska Live segment, she performs Celtic music alongside friends, Kyle Sanna and Isaac Alderson.


Mak Landry

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre celebrates its 25th Anniversary with one of Shakespeare's historic plays "King John". A select scene with a few cast members was central to this performance at the KUAC studios. Listen in for a preview of the production and hear how Shakespeare is done best, live and in the voices of Fairbanks Shakespeare local company.

Emma's Revolution

Jun 2, 2017

Emma's Revolution brings their brand of protest songs to the KUAC Studios.  The live audience also joined the duo in a sing-along or two.

Emerson Eads was moved by the release of the Fairbanks Four and the result was his most recent composition, "Mass for the Oppressed". Eads returned home to Fairbanks for the debut and CD release. Listen to the music and conversation right here.

Nancy Tarnai

Violinist Rose Crelli performs pieces from her upcoming senior recital on a special spring fundraiser, Alaska Live.

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