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Pete Hartman

Operations Manager

Pete Hartman was born in 1973 and had a wonderful childhood in Greenbrier. He moved to Harrison in 1989 and then attended North Arkansas Community College from 1992-1994.

In 1994, Hartman moved to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas as a journalism student. 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, Hartman soon began working with Kyle Kellams on Ozarks at Large when it was just one episode per week.

It took Hartman almost 10 years to get his bachelor's degree from the university, because he just had too much fun with the college experience. But by 2004, Hartman entrenched himself in all things KUAF and Rick Stockdell had a position for him, if he would write his senior paper and graduate. Which, he did.

Hartman has served as KUAF's operations manager since that time. For Hartman, it is a job that keeps him on his toes with different duties, including voicing KUAF underwriting announcements. 

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.

He owns a Subaru.

  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    Geoff and Leslie Oeslner, local music and nature enthusiasts, are releasing their book 'Attunements for the Earth' this evening at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Pete speaks to them about the event, the book, and what they hope our local community can gain from it.
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Arkansas is now accepting applications for scholarships for the Spring 2024 semester. Pete speaks with Jen Para - Communications Director with SPSF about opportunities available.
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    The Hill City Rumble Motorcycle Show is coming up this Saturday in Fayetteville...and will help to support Veteran Services. Pete speaks with one of the organizers, Jud Ferguson, about what can be expected.
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    The Harm Reduction 2023 Fall Benefit Concert will take place this Thursday in Springdale. Pete speaks with organizer Brittany Kelley about Thursday night's event.
  • Pete Hartman wraps up a week of Community Spotlight conversations about the Shiloh Museum of the Ozarks' annual Quilt Fair, the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund and more.
  • On today's show, Mobley discusses his music and his high-energy shows. Also, Sun Son kicks off the Arkansas Tiny Desk Concert series. Plus, Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics reviews this week's news.
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    Pete speaks to Trisha Posey, the honors director and a professor of history at John Brown University, about “Voices and Votes”, a live event on Thursday, September 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Simmons Great Hall on the John Brown University campus.The event will include a panel discussion led by Kyle Kellams from KUAF Public Radio with leaders in political engagement from Northwest Arkansas – including Daniel Bennett (JBU Political Science Chair), Laura Gutierrez (Justice Ambassador Specialist at Prison Fellowship), Delia Haak (Arkansas House Representative), Chris Seawood (Treasurer, Northwest Arkansas MLK Council) and Yamil Tenorio (JBU student and President of AEI Executive Council Program).
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    Pete speaks to Trent Jones, director of communications at Springdale public schools, about their upcoming 2023 Back to School Rally. The 2023 Back to School Rally is a free event for Springdale school district students, families, teachers and district staff. There are 10,000 first-come-first serve tickets available, and the rally will include activities for all ages and information for Springdale school district parents. It will be taking place on September 13, starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    Arts Live Theatre is gearing up for fall! Classes are available for ages 4 through 18 with productions like ‘The Wizarding Way’, ‘Magic School Bus on the Road’, a ‘Ten Minute Play Production’ class, and ‘Podcast Theatre’. Classes begin the week of September 18th and run for 8 weeks. Teaching artists are theatre professionals and educators. For more information or to register, visit the Arts Live Theatre website. Pete speaks to their education director, Julie Gabel.
  • KUAF Community Spotlight
    The Center for Arkansas Farms and Foods will hold a fundraising event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, to support the Farmers for Tomorrow fund, a program to help aspiring farmers start their small farm businesses. The event will be at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center, at 1005 W. Meade St., in Fayetteville. CAFF is a part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research branch of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Pete speaks with Heather Friedrich.