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The Evolution of the Fayetteville Public Library From Grand Opening to Expansion

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Construction of the Fayetteville Public Library in 2004.

As the Fayetteville Public Library reopens following a major expansion, we listen back to some of our reporting about the facility and its services from the past 16 years. Pete Hartman reported in 2004 as the library opened and Bryan Rachal reported in 2014 as the library considered expanding.

Pete Hartman was born in 1973 and had a wonderful childhood in Greenbrier, Arkansas. He moved to Harrison, Arkansas, in 1989 and attended High School there. He then attended North Arkansas Community College from 1992-1994. Pete moved to Fayetteville during the summer of 1994 and began attending the University of Arkansas that fall...within the Journalism Department. By January 1995, he had found his way to KUAF as a work-study student - answering phones and doing clerical work. After learning how to cut audio breaks he soon began working with Kyle Kellams on Ozarks at Large - way back when it was just one episode per week.
Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.
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