Lori Neufeld

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING & PRODUCTION/ALASKA LIVE HOST & PRODUCER

Lori’s love for public broadcasting runs deep. She was raised on Car Talk, Morning Edition, Adventures in Good Music with Karl Haas, 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

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 fourth episode on KUAC, project co-founders Bob Bolton and Jessie Robertson, along with Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center tribal liaison, Malinda Chase share conversations and insights that revolve around the theme of “Uneven Ground: Life in Changing Communities


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Kinky Slinky embraces the WILDlife of the Georgeson Botanical Gardens and added to it with puppets and magical critters frolicking. Don't miss this unique and WILDly entertaining conversation and performance with Kinky Slinky's Mary Beth Leigh, Bill Schnabel and John Keech at the garden pavillion with host Lori Neufeld.

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, James Bartlett on sound,  and Joel Parrott of Alaska Universal Productions for  the audio recordings.

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

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Fireweed Fiddle is a fun, danceable American Roots band playing mostly founding member Rachel DeTemple's original songs. While missing their drummer, bass player Jon Oestreich has stepped in to play drums sometimes while also singing and bass playing. Drew Morris has found his stride as a band member after years of doing the "singer/songwriter thing." Rachel shared the exciting news about what it was like finding out about receiving a 2020 Rasmussen Grant.

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, James Bartlett on sound,  and Joel Parrott of Alaska Universal Productions for  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 this third KUAC radio episode, project co-founder Bob Bolton and guest co-host Scott Rupp share conversations that revolve around adaptation, collaboration, the relationships between scientists and society and what the future holds for those relationships.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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