For the past two years, Randy Dixon, director of news archives and media at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, has been a weekly guest on KUAF's Ozarks at Large hosted by Kyle Kellams. In each Pryor Center Profiles segment, they examine historical personalities and events highlighted with audio clips that Dixon has discovered in the Pryor Center's KATV Collection archives.
On January 26, 2023, Dixon and Kellams revisited some of their favorite radio segments and shared some of the historical footage for their third installment of Pryor Center Presents "Arkansas News History: Exploring the KATV Collection."
Dixon is the director of news media and archives at the Pryor Center. Before coming to the Pryor Center, Dixon spent more than three decades of his media career at KATV News in Little Rock. He oversaw the donation of the collection to the Pryor Center in 2009 and is now organizing the digitization of the archives.
Kellams is the news director at KUAF 91.3 FM, the NPR affiliate for Northwest and Western Arkansas. For more than 30 years he has produced the station's news magazine, Ozarks at Large. The program is heard every Monday through Friday at noon and 7 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.
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