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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Emily Berriochoa


Cash'd Out

Jan 20, 2014
Steve Hormann

Johnny Cash Tribute band, Cash'd Out stays true to the spirit and sound of Johnny Cash and his touring band. Two founding members of the band visited the KUAC studios. Doug Benson, lead vocalist sings the part of Johnny Cash in Cash'd Out and Kevin Manuel plays electric guitar on stage and in this session was behind the acoustic guitar. The duo performed just a handful of The Man in Black songs they know and Doug even threw in one of his own originals.

Country and roots musicians Jeff Kanzler and Todd Grebe are no strangers to the Alaska music scene. They put together their bands from the best Alaska country and bluegrass musicians for this Alaska Live gig plus more tour stops over the holiday break. All originals in this session from two bands.

The Thneeds

Nov 21, 2013
Lori Neufeld

Emily Berriochoa

Double Bassist Jon Heintz and violist Trevor Adams are featured in recital at the UAF Davis Concert Hall 11/21

at 7pm. The duet performed pieces from their upcoming recital and gave fascinating pieces of history and background information during this Alaska Live session. Hear solo and duet selections from these talented music students.

Lori Neufeld

All local cast, crew and writers star in this musical production "Out There Honky Tonkin'". Performers, including the band, filled the studio to sing and play their hearts out. All original songs by Alaskan Riesa Rose Harris drive this show and the musical production that runs through the end of November at the Empress Theater in downtown Fairbanks.

Cellist Sarah Koo

Nov 8, 2013
Emily Berriochoa

Sarah Koo took a break from her busy teaching and performance schedule to take part in an Alaska Live session. Teaching and outreach is becoming a larger part of Ms Koo's life. She spoke about an influential cello instructor she is still learning from now as she was when just starting out and how she's been inspired to pass this on to a younger generation.

Andrew Cox

Winnipeg-based band "The Treble" used a unique combination of vocalists and bandmates for this session. Three-part harmonies, keyboard, electric bass and a fiddler that they recruited from the Far North Fiddle Fest made for great energy in the studio. Stories of how the band formed, how and where their original songs were born and spine-tingling performance of these songs mark this Alaska Live.

St. Animal

Jul 25, 2013
Patrick Levy

Poetically-laden folk world-infused funk filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios when St. Animal hit the airwaves. St. Animal recently formed but the members are from many popular bands from the Fairbanks music scene both past and present. Many selections feature trumpet accented beats, fiddle chops, electric guitar complete with effects and bass and drums. All original songs written by the band feature St. Animal's musical prowess.

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