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

Arkansas Archeology Month is an annual event designed to broaden the public’s interest and appreciation for Arkansas’s archeological resources and to encourage the public’s participation in conservation and preservation efforts. This year's theme is Research Across the State. 

On today's show, we learn about the mRNA technology that makes the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines possible. Plus, we hear about how a Northwest Arkansas pharmacy is handling vaccine distribution. And, we explain how small business owners can apply for the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program included in the latest coronavirus stimulus package.

This week on Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe explores the work of three women composers from Argentina. We hear Claudia Montero’s “Lagrimas de Buenos Aires,” Noelia Escalzo’s “Contratubeando,” and Sofia Rei’s “Todo lo perdido reaparece.”

On today's show, we have the highlights from the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing as the state monitors COVID-19 cases for new strains of the virus that have appeared in other parts of the country and world. Plus, we find out whether the coronavirus can infect house pets. And, we look back the evolution of the Fayetteville Public Library from its grand opening in 2004 to the newly completed expansion.

Courtesy / Fayetteville Public Library

As the Fayetteville Public Library reopens following a major expansion, we listen back to some of our reporting about the facility and its services from the past 16 years. Pete Hartman reported in 2004 as the library opened and Bryan Rachal reported in 2014 as the library considered expanding.

On today's show, as more Arkansans become eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination, we hear about the realities of supply versus demand as the state receives fewer than 38,000 doses of the vaccine per week. Plus, we learn about the struggle of Pacific Islanders for civil rights and social justice under long-standing treaties with the U.S. And, we hear about the new services and amenities at the newly expanded Fayetteville Public Library, which has reopened to the public.

Courtesy / Fayetteville Public Library

The Fayetteville Public Library has reopened to visitors after two years of construction on a major expansion that includes new amenities like a performance hall, test kitchen, innovation center and an expanded children's library. Pete Hartman, the host of KUAF's Community Spotlight, spoke with Executive Director David Johnson about what people can expect if they stop by the expanded facility.

The KUAF Giving Tree is up, it's lit and it's waiting for your much needed support for those in this area who are suffering food insecurity. This season, we're teaming up with Tri Cycle Farms whose mission is to grow community through soil as they steward food awareness, education, and empowerment. Tri Cycle envisions a world of food security, sovereignty, and sustainability for all.

In less than an hour, the Northwest Arkansas Community College will host it's innaugural speaker for it's Holocaust Knowledge Awareness Project. It's part of an effort by the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences to address a lack of Holocaust knowledge in Arkansans. Today, Dr. Erika Briesacher will speak about Romania's role in the genocide during WWII during a Zoom lecture.

The RefleXions Music Series, a project funded by the University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Grant for the Humanities and Performing Arts Initiative, is pleased to announce that “Sing for Hope” co-founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora will be joining the U of A for a fall virtual residency. Pete speaks with Lia Uribe - Associate Chair in the Department of Music at the U-of-A - talks about that and the RefleXions Podcast coming up later this month.