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

Today Pete is joined via phone by Debbie Rambo with Samaritan Community Center, an organization that works to serve those in need in Northwest Arkansas by connecting its customers to a variety of resources. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by KUAF's general manager, Leigh Wood, to talk about KUAF's response to the COVID-19 outbreak as well as KUAF Connects.  

KUAF Connects is a new phone line dedicated to listener messages.  Leigh asks that members of the KUAF community call this line and leave a message describing how you are spending your time, practicing safe social distancing, and particularly how you are interacting with and utilizing technology to communicate and work with friends, loved ones, and colleagues.  The KUAF Connects phone number is 479-575-6577.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Daymara Baker with Rockin' Baker, a local nonprofit that provides comprehensive, on-site skill building opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental difficulties.  

In response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Daymara and her team have launched the #RiseUpTogether campaign, which aims to continue providing skill training opportunities to cadets while simultaneously supplying local food banks, schools, and low-income communities with fresh bread.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Ally Mrachek, the Director of Child Nutrition for Fayetteville Public Schools

In response to recent school closures in Northwest Arkansas, Mrachek and her team are working to continue to provide students in need with daily meals and snacks in the Fayetteville area, with the help of school bus drivers, from March 17th through March 20th.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Chris Pilgrim with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, an organization that provides blood and plasma products to several local hospitals. 

Consequential to recent events, a multitude of blood drive events have been cancelled over the next several weeks in order to discourage the spread of disease.  As a result, the healthcare community is in need of blood donations now more than ever. 

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