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 KUAC’s on-air staff and volunteer shifts and to host 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 twelth 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

Lori Neufeld

Marc Brown performs his original tunes and chats with KUAC's Lori Neufeld about growing up in Huslia, getting down to busiess with guitar instructional videos and session work and how his song writing bloomed after Berkeley Music School.

Performance recording by UAF's Music in the Garden series.


The Alaska Voices project, launched as a podcast in early May, is designed to build bridges of knowledge through conversations between Alaskans about Alaska. In this second KUAC radio episode, project co-founders Jessie Robertson and Bob Bolton features stories about fieldwork - both near and far from home. They share conversations that explore the trials and tribulations, the excitement of discovering and seeing new things, and the building of relationships and perspectives while working in the field.


Lori Neufeld

E.T. Barnette String Band performing originals and bluegrass-country favorites and chatting with Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld about picking songs for the band, writing songs and how they named the band.

Thanks to UAF's Summer Sessions and Michelle Bartlett for getting creative and filming Musc in the Garden and inviting KUAC's Lori Neufeld to the filmings to conduct interviews for Alaska "Almost" Live. Also thanks to Josh Bennett of Sound Reinforcement Specialists and Joel Parrott of Alaska Universal Productions for the audio set up and the audio recordings.

Alaska Live is made possible by a generous grant from Design Alaska.


Lori Neufeld

Mother-Daughter trio O'Tallulah performing their originals and chatting with Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld about being a family band, performing together and songwriting.

Thanks to UAF's Summer Sessions and Michelle Bartlett for getting creative and filming Musc in the Garden and inviting KUAC's Lori Neufeld to the filmings to conduct interviews for Alaska "Almost" Live. Also thanks to Josh Bennett of Sound Reinforcement Specialists and Joel Parrott of Alaska Universal Productions for the audio set up and the audio recordings.

Alaska Live is made possible by a generous grant from Design Alaska.


The Alaska Voices project, launched as a podcast in early May, is designed to build bridges of knowledge through conversations between Alaskans about Alaska. In the first KUAC radio episode, project co-founders Jessie Robertson and Bob Bolton introduce Alaska Voices and share some of their favorite conversations about science and creativity, community outreach, and bison reintroduction.

Lori Neufeld

Local favorites Dry Cabin String Band performing bluegrass standards and chatting with Alaska Live host Lori Neufeld about live music in the age of coronavirus and how their band formed.

Thanks to UAF's Summer Sessions and Michelle Bartlett for getting creative and filming Musc in the Garden and inviting KUAC's Lori Neufeld to the filmings to conduct interviews for Alaska "Almost" Live. Also thanks to Josh Bennett of Sound Reinforcement Specialists and Joel Parrott of Alaska Universal Productions for the audio set up and the audio recordings.

Alaska Live is made possible by a generous grant from Design Alaska.

Lori Neufeld

UAF Summer Sessions got creative and filmed bands at the Georgeson Botanical Garden without an audience for airing on UATV KUAC 9.4  What a great opportunity to combine forces and do some interviews with the bands for KUAC FM's Alaska "Almost" Live. Headbolt Heaters have a new recording out early summer. Learn more about it and hear a local favorite playing all originals.

Tom Robenolt

The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre "As You Like It" Radio Play cast:

Flyn Ludington - Rosalind
Lauren Mishoe – Celia, Phebe, Audrey
Jarred Olin - Orlando
Bruce Rogers - Jaques
Nick Nappo – Duke Frederick, Duke Senior, Silvius
Luke Williams – Oliver, First Lord of the Forest,
Alex Bengal – Touchstone, Dennis
Allan Hayton – Adam, Corin, Hymen
Tom Robenolt – Charles the Wrestler, Le Beau, Amiens,
Sir Oliver Martext, William, Jaques De Boys
Bryan Witten – Music and Vocals

PubliQuartet

May 6, 2020
Nancy Tarnai

Energetic, fresh new takes on music for string quartet abound in this session of Alaska Live with PubliQuartet.

Live from the 2020 Yukon Quest Race Start in Downtown Fairbanks on the banks of the Chena River outside the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, a conversation with KUAC Yukon Quest Reporter Lex Treinen and Lori Neufeld back at the KUAC studios.

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