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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.

  • Liz Adwell of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks joins Pete Hartman to talk about the Out in the Garden event which will take place tonight starting at 5. This is apart of their Terrific Tuesday series which will take place over the entirety of the summer. Tonight's event will have games, food, and ice cream. As far as the ice cream goes, Simple Sweet Creamery will be donating a portion of ice cream sales to the Equality crew–– an organization who works to make safe spaces for LGBTQ youth.
  • Pete Hartman talks to Sally Williams of Ozark Folkways about some events this Saturday, June 11. There will be a patchwork art class for children, a drop spindle class, as well as live music at night! She also talks about the annual children's summer camp for ages 7-14 which will take place from June 27 to July 1, the theme this year is 'Circus Arts' and there are scholarships available.
  • Pete talks to Claudine Stark about the Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center about the care they take of the communities' seniors as well as about the Taste of Elkins event which will take place on June Fourth. Taste of Elkins will have many different restaurants and will benefit the work they do at the activity and wellness center.
  • Pete talks to Charlie Platt of the Springdale rotary club about the Pig Trail Mud run, and the causes that it supports.
  • Pete talks to Ken Weatherford of Beer & Hymns, an organization that strives to community build and bridge the gaps between different people through things as simple as song and sharing a beer, all the while raising money for different non-profits. This month's non-profit is Essentials Outreach, an organization who provides daily essentials to places and people who possibly go without. The next Beer and Hymns event is this Sunday at Bike Rack Brewing Co. from 5-7 PM. You can find all the information at beerandhymns.com or on their facebook.
  • Pete talks with Sara Cunningham about Free Mom Hugs, its origin, and how to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Rose Brown of ONSC comes on to talk about the annual 'Call of the Wild' fundraiser which will take place May 20th at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. ONSC is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year as the only overnight science camp in the area.
  • Pete Hartman talks to Anna Linville of Senior Medicare Patrol about the steps they take to protect seniors from fraud as well as how to volunteer.
  • Pete Hartman speaks will Jill Dabbs of the Downtown Springdale Alliance about a new master plan, handicap accessibility, and where residents can give their input.
  • The level of activity is picking up. As organizations move toward pre-pandemic schedules, KUAF is organizing an event Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm to re-engage volunteers.