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

Low Boy Cello Band

Jul 16, 2018

The Low Boy Cello Band is equally at home with classical standards and popular music that is adapted for a cello quartet. These young musicians show such talent!

Once & Future

Jul 16, 2018

Once and Future is guitarist and songwriter, Joshua LaBuda's latest band. Here songs from his latest project performed live in the Alaska Live studios.



FSAF Winter Gospel

Mar 1, 2018
Heather Hinzman

Uplifting and energetic music is the name of the game on this Alaska Live. Be inspired by Bobby Lewis, Eustace Johnson and Ryan Shaw, joined by the Alaskan Supremes. 

Bringing a modern sound to Norwegian traditional folk music, the guest artists shared original tunes incorporating accordion , Hardanger fiddle, guitar and voice.

The West Valley Drama Club brings to life Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" in front of a live studio audience. 

2018 Yukon Quest reporter Zoe Rom takes in the scene at the start line on the Chena River in Downtown Fairbanks and checks in with KUAC's Lori Neufeld about the excitement building for the start of the race to Whitehorse.

A message of peace and harmony filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios when Ladysmith Black Mambazo sang, danced and shared stories of freedom and justice. Find out what happened in the 70's when the group kept winning competitions in their home country of South Africa. Hear in their own words what it was like to have Nelson Mandela walk on to stage and perform with them and then have them perform at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Moving songs and stories from Ladysmith Black Mambazo on this Alaska Live session.

Cotton Ginny

Jan 19, 2018

Local favorites Cotton Ginny shared sweet ballads and bootstompin' bluesy originals. Band leader and songwriter, Caitlin Frye put together veterans of the Fairbanks music scene; Travis Burrows on drums, George Gianakopoulos on upright bass, Jeremiah Bakken on electric guitar. Stories behind the songs and getting into music abound in this Alaska Live session.

Things don't always go as planned when you have the best intentions. One story of a research vessel mishap and another of mowing in tinderbox conditions in Fairbanks.


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