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

Thought Trade

Jun 28, 2013

Fairbanks rock band Thought Trade brought all original songs to the KUAC studios. Hypnotic grooves and enthralling tunes make this 5-member band unique in the local music scene. Thought Trade added a cellist to their mix of 2 electric guitars, bass and drums for a great Alaska Live session.


Lisa Scerbak-Powers

  Some folks like to solve puzzles in their free time, but what if you are Will Shortz and editing crosswords and coming up with puzzles is your job? If you are Will Shortz, you take your best table tennis buddy and go on road trips to try to play in all of the 50 States. Will Shortz and Robert Roberts join KUAC's Lori Neufeld to chat about their sport and Lori plays the puzzle on-air with help from table tennis champion Robert Roberts.

Bruce Adolphe

May 2, 2013
Robin Wood

Bruce Adolphe is the regularly featured guest on Performance Today with his weekly Piano Puzzler. We moved a piano into the KUAC studio, collected three contestants & Bruce Adolphe did three rounds of Piano Puzzler on KUAC's Alaska Live. Play along with contestants April Jaillet, Maryanne Babij & Jeff Iverson as they guess composer and tunes.


Emma Hill writes songs that tell stories of Alaskans and beyond. Bryan Daste is Emma's one-man-back-up band, on pedal steel, banjo and vocals seamlessly interwoven into the fabric of Emma's songs. This duo travels relentlessly and has the chops to show for it.


Robin Wood

  

West Valley's orchestra and concert band were invited to play at Carnegie Hall, in New York City, winter   2013. Some of these students are also going to All State Music Competition, spring 2013. Hear about their trip to New York City, listen to recordings from Carnegie Hall stage, and polished pieces ready for competition performed live by: Meryem Kugzruk, flute, Hayden Fisk, trumpet, and Vanessa Wetterhall, flute.

Clinton Fearon

Mar 8, 2013
Robin Wood

Jamaican Reggae artist Clinton Fearon joins Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld for a conversation about hope & music with the message of a better tomrrow. Fearon shares stories of his youth including making his own guitar out of a cedar tree & getting to see The Skatalites in Kingston, Jamaica. Good vibes abound with Clinton Fearon.


Robin Wood

Conversation, both about the music and making music, took center stage with Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser & cellist extraordinaire Natalie Haas. This duo keeps the tradition of Scottish & Celtic music fresh & alive with their arrangements, compositions & interpretations. Share in the joy during this Alaska Live.

Robin Wood

Danceable, mesmerizing & driving tunes are the signature of Nor'easter. Fairbanks-born & raised, Max Newman formed this Boston-based band with fiddler Cedar Stanistreet & Julie Vallimont on keyboards & accordion. Find out how contra dance & English dance music is done right and make some room to dance up a storm to this Alaska Live with Nor'easter.

Robin Wood

Tony Furtado & Peter Mulvey shared the studio & made it sound like they've been playing together for years. The truth came out, they're on the first leg of their tour together & are just that good at what they do. Hear stories come to life in songs & conversation with Furtado & Mulvey in the studio with KUAC's Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld. 

"On Thin Ice" is the 9th Army Band's Rock combo. They went all acoustic for this performance and featured their soulful singers, new shiny acoustic guitars and percussion instrument, the cajon. All most all the service members are home for the holidays this year and the band talked about what an honor it is to play each one of them back in the troop return ceremonies. Listen to holiday favorites and a few pop tunes thrown in to truly feature the talent of their female vocalists.


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