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


Women Artists of FSAF

Oct 3, 2019
Lori Neufeld


Audio from live broadcast of the Fairbanks Municipal Candidate Forum

Mak Landry

Select scenes from the 2019 Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre performed in front of a studio audience at KUAC and lively conversation with actors and directors from all the shows including Much Ado About Nothing, PsychoSarah, Caddy Shakes, Macbeth and the Master Class. 

Christopher Quist

The Brian Lewis Young Artist Program is in its 12th year and Fairbanks has 10 highly talented young violinists in residence for 2 weeks. Listen to performances and conversation with two of these participants and be prepared to be inspired and awed!

Lori Neufeld

Zachary Spontak grew up in Fairbanks and now tours worldwide. This week, he returns to Fairbanks as the guest artist with the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute and a showcase recital. Hear about his passion for music and how sharing his love of the violin has translated to less fortunate communities in far-flung places like Buenos Aires and El Salvador. Spontak performs several pieces for solo violin that were absolutely breathtaking. Listen for stories and solos right here.

Foghorn Stringband

Apr 10, 2019
Heather Hinzman

Twin fiddles, mandolin, banjo, guitar and upright bass with tight harmonies and a driving dance rhythm are halmarks for Foghorn Stringband. Hear how they've found old time fiddle tunes and arranged them. Great tunes and conversation on this Alaska Live with Foghorn Stringband.


Fairbanks Arts

KUAC's Lori Neufeld with help from member statons KOTZ, Kotzebue; KDLG, Soldotna and KSTK, Wrangell recorded all the first place winners in Fairbanks Arts Association's 24th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest. Here is Avani, Darcy, Avlynne and Tiffany reading their first place submissions and reflecting on the writing process.

Heather Hinzman

A cast of 56 kids would not fit in the KUAC Alaska Live studios but they are all on the FACT stage the first two weekends of April for the production of "James and the Giant Peach Jr" musical. James and his bug friends gave a sneak preview with songs and scenes. We get to know the kids who play the "bug-human mutant hybrids" and James with Fairbanks Academy of Children's Theatre or FACT on this delightful Alaska Live.  

The Holler! make KUAC's Alaska Live one of their stops on an Alaska tour. Michael Kirkpatrick fronts the band with his mandolin and amazing songwriting skills. Josh Fogler lays down the rhythm on drums and Joel Searls keeps it funky with bass lines. Folkedelic is one description that fits this trio really well.

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