Pete Hartman

KUAF's Operations Manager

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.

It took Pete almost ten years to get his bachelors degree from the U-of-A...he just had too much fun with the college experience. But by 2004, he had entrenched himself in all that was KUAF and Rick Stockdell had a position for him, IF he would just write his Senior Paper and graduate. Which, he did.

Pete has been working as Operations Manager of KUAF since that time, something that keeps him on his toes with many different duties and responsibilities including voicing KUAF Underwriting announcements. 

Pete Hartman has many hobbies: fishing, fly-tying, dirt biking, metal detecting...but what he enjoys the most is spending time with his wife Christine and his three daughters: Evie, Rosa and Sylvie.

Pete Hartman owns a Subaru.

Ways to Connect

Pete Hartman highlights upcoming fundraiser in support of adult literacy with Jim Mitchell. Tickets for the fundraiser will be on sale up until October 9 and more information can be found at

Pete Hartman discusses the return of the Razor Run with Tabby Holmes who acts as Race Director at Hogeye Events. Tabby Holmes describes the non-profit organizations chosen this year to recieve profits earned from the race.

Pete Hartman speaks with Skye Oliver who recently joined the NWA Rowing Club to coach the youth team. Skye Oliver promotes the opportunity to participate in rowing classes offered this fall for anyone interested in rowing.

Pete Hartman and Professor Frank Scheide discuss silent movies and the significance of the screening of 'All Quiet on the Western Front' accompanied by orchestra September 21 at 7pm. Professor Scheide, who specializes in silent film history, highlights the historical and social impact of the film. 

Pete Hartman speaks with Caleb Talley who promotes the Free Vaccine Clinic held at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville, AR taking place Friday September 17 12pm-4pm. Caleb Talley informs listeners that the clinic will take palce in lieu of Startup Junkie's annual Startup Crawl and registration is encouraged. 

Pete Hartman and Elizabeth Gray discuss the promotion of the Out of the Darkness Walk taking place September 26 in Bentonville. Participation in the event ranges from registering for the walk, a silent auction, and community sponsorships.  

Pete Hartman speaks with Jane Maginot regarding the collaboration to clean up NWA's waterways. Jane Maginot describes the incentive in the form of a fishing trip for two provided through the Pick Up Where You Play.

Peace At Home Family Shelter

KUAF Operations Manager Pete Hartman speaks over the phone with Dani Dean of Peace At Home Family Shelter. Peace at Home Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization providing shelter, services, and support to adults and children fleeing domestic violence in Northwest Arkansas. Peace At Home has recently launched a new encrypted web chat crisis hotline for survivors to reach out to Monday through Friday from 2-6pm.

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival

The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society is putting on it's annual Riverfront Blues Festival this Friday and Saturday. Operations Manager Pete Hartman speaks with Buddy Shute - both a member of the NWA Blues Society and a member of Buddy Shute and the Motivators - about his history with music and the specifics of this weekend's festival.


Ozarks Water Watch

In this Community Spotlight, Pete Hartman speaks on the phone with Shelly Smith, Program Manager from Ozarks Water Watch, a local nonprofit dedicated to maintaining and improving the water quality of the Upper White River Basin. Smith discusses the latest project from Ozarks Water Watch, a septic tank remediation program in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Natural Resources.