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

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.


Pete speaks with Katy Henriksen with the Trillium Salon Series about this weekend's outdoor experimental music night featuring Untight and Cellophane Garden at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville.

Untight + Cellophane Garden: An Outdoor Experimental Music Experience

Hope Cancer Resources in Springdale offers cancer patients - and their caregivers and family - many different free services. From mental health counseling, movement and excercise options, event transportation to and from treatements and doctor's appointments. In this short series, we hear from a number of people with HRC and the role they play in the lives of those struggling with cancer.

This week we heard from a number of groups throughout the region. The Community Spotlight can be heard weekdays at 6:30 and 8:30am. For information, send Pete an email at

Pete speaks with John L Colbert, who is President of the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council. On Saturday the community focused group will host a drive-through voter registration event along with free COVID-19 testing.

Pete speaks with Daymara Baker - founder of Rockin' Baker in Fayetteville - about donating nearly 100,000 baked items to those in need during the pandemic. Plus, we hear from Juaquin - a graduate who now teaches new cadets the world of artisinal baking.

A big 'Thank You!' to Deb England and Summit Chiropractic & Sports rehab just south of Drake Field at 1 South Main Avenue in Fayetteville. They are serving as a 'remote site' for the KUAF Giving Tree: School's in Session PPE Drive. Just drop by there and fill up the bin with Personal Protection Equipment for local elementary and middle schools. If you would like to host a remote site, send an email to

Pete talks with LaDonna Humphrey with OASIS for Women in Northwest Arkansas - a transitional living community for women and their children who are recovering from an addiction. September is National Recovery Month.

The KUAF Giving Tree: School's in Session PPE Drive has multiple drop-off locations throughout the KUAF listening area.

You can now drop off your donation of PPE - masks, gloves, face shields, etc. - at:




214 South Main Street




1946 North Birch Avenue




205 East Johnson Avenue




1 South Main Avenue