Lori Neufeld


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.

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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


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.

Cathy Hanks

Singer/Songwriter Emily Anderson brought her talented friends into the studio to share songs from her latest releases and sneak peeks of the upcoming record, "Gold".  Songs that touch your heart and uplift your soul abound in this Alaska Live session.

Pat Levy

Lori Neufeld

Women Artists of FSAF

Oct 3, 2019
Lori Neufeld

Audio from live broadcast of the Fairbanks Municipal Candidate Forum