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 Eric Fuselier with the Ozark Chapter of Wild Ones, an organization that pursues environmental conservation in NWA. 

This group provides monthly educational programing about the native plant community in Northwest Arkansas, and how to incorporate these plants into landscaping to benefit our local ecosystem.  Wild Ones is continuing to provide services virtually, and also provides free consulting and advice about which plant species are most likely to succeed in your house or business's yard. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Jennifer Wilson, Director of Public Relations with the Walton Arts Center, to talk about some changes to programming at the WAC.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Walton Arts Center is postponing all large-scale programming until January 2021.  Instead, the WAC will be launching a Ghost Light Recovery Fund to ensure their return.  

Today Pete is joined by Leann Halsey, Business and Program Coordinator with the Fayetteville Farmers' Market, to talk about some exciting news!

The Fayetteville Farmers' Market will be returning to the Downtown Fayetteville Square this Saturday, June 27th.  Tune into this episode to hear about what to expect from parking to shopping, as well as how you can help ease this transition and keep your community healthy.  Masks will be required for all visitors, excluding children under 10. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Berenice Alcala with the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas to talk about their upcoming virtual festival celebrating Cinco de Mayo. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Jazmin Berlanga with the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas to talk about their COVID-19 Assistance Program.

Today Pete is joined by KUAF General Manager Leigh Wood to talk about the June fundraiser as it comes to an end.  

Like most nonprofits in our community, KUAF has lost revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but Leigh is here to tell us that hope is not lost!  Tune into this special episode of Community Spotlight to hear about how you can help KUAF meet its fundraising goals so we can continue providing programs that challenge, educate, inform, and entertain this listener community.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Terri Anderson, Park Interpreter for Devil's Den State Park, to talk about the upcoming Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend.  Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend begins Friday, June 12th at noon and ends Sunday, June 14th at midnight.   

Today Pete is joined via phone by Ally Mrachek, Child Nutrition Director with Fayetteville Public Schools, to talk about their 2020 Summer Nutrition Meal Program.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Joe Doelger, Director of Community Relations and Housing with Credit Counseling of Arkansas, to talk about CCOA's celebration of serving Arkansas for 25 years, and how this organization is continuing to serve Arkansas despite restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Emily English, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UAMS, to talk about a grant opportunity for local organizations here in NWA.