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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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.


America's Arctic Brass Ensemble, Borealis Brass, played selections from the program they are taking on their second tour to Europe. They'll return to Rome, Italy & beyond with compositions that highlight their top-notch talent. This session was from Nov. 19, 2012.



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