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

On today's show, Arkansas is about to receive a first giant chunk of the American Rescue Plan funding, announced last month by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Plus, celebrating Black music means connecting with history and with contemporary artists, and much more.


Going to Venus. Twice

Jun 7, 2021

NASA is sending a pair of objects to Venus. Our Pluto Manager, Dr. Caitlin Ahrens explains the objectives.

A decade ago, an anonymous benefactor paid for 12 different bands to record, for free, at East Hall Recording Studio in Fayetteville. Now, one of those who benefitted from that is 'paying it forward' with a similar offering. Pete speaks with Chris Moore, Owner/Operator of East Hall Recording Studio.

Rockin' Baker is a local bakery in Fayetteville that trains and employs individuals who are on the Autism spectrum. Recently, Rockin' Baker began a Chef's Challenge Series with area Chefs giving the cadets a few ingredients that they then turn into a specialty bread. Pete speaks with Daymara Baker and Chef Chrissy Sanderson of Mockingbird Kitchen about the challenge coming up in May.

The Arkansas Native Plant Society has been petitioning Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to proclaim May as Arkansas Native Plant Month. And they've been successful! Pete speaks with Eric Fuselier, the President of ANPS, about some of the events taking place in May as well as online silent auction.

For the past three years, KUAF's Pluto Manager has unveiled the mysteries and wonders of our Solar System each Friday during Science Friday at 2:04pm on 91.3fm. She's now moved on from the Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas and is a postdoctoral fellow at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Pete talks to Caitlin about switching her emphasis from Pluto to the Moon, as well as a look at a whole new season of Scratching the Surface.

The Peel-Compton Foundation works to connect our communities through nature, education, recreation, and preservation. And they do it through multiple venues throughout Northwest Arkansas. Pete speaks with Peel-Compton's Lucie Patton about events at Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens,  the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, and Osage Park - a new area opening up this summer that will feature, among other things, an archery range.

The "Live at Turnbow Music Series" began last year in Springdale and is about to kick off a new season April 29th. Jill Dabbs, Executive Director of Downtown Springdale Alliance, talks to Pete Hartman about this year's series as well as a nearly completed Mural Project taking place in Springdale. 

Thanks to a recent change in Arkansas health law, the Arkansas Support Network feels it can now serve it's clients much more smoothly. In the past, someone who may be diagnosed with both an intellectual or development disability combined with a behavioral health or psychiatric disability, would only be covered for whatever was diagnosed first. Pete Hartman speaks with Dr. Syard Evans, Chief Executive Officer, with Arkansas Support Network.