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 Josh Raney, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, also known as OLLI, at the University of Arkansas.  OLLI provides lifelong learning opportunities to individuals in the NWA area through education and social activities.

  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Connie Phillips with AARC, the Arkansas Addiction Recovery Coalition

Although the Covid-19 outbreak has temporarily halted their monthly Recovery Speaker Breakfasts, AARC has established online recovery meetings to ensure that those battling any form of addiction receive support and accountability during these stressful and uncertain times.  These meetings are available at a variety of times throughout the day, and are open to the public. 

This past week, Pete spoke with several organizations about how Covid-19 has impacted the NWA community, as well as the ways that that community leaders have stepped up to serve those in need, and to provide comfort and reassurance during these unprecedented times. 

Stay tuned for more stories of resilience and public service, here at KUAF. 

Full segments of these stories, as well as additional Community Spotlights, can be found here

Today Pete is joined via phone by Chad Gurley, Colony Coordinator at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, to talk about Gurley's new podcast titled Write Now at the Writers' Colony. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Hannah Withers with Leverett Lounge to talk about a program she recently started called Feed The Heard.  As the economic ramifications of COVID-19 unravel, Withers describes the importance of caring for those who have recently become unemployeed due to bar and restaurant closures.

Feed the Heard allows local bars and restaurants to keep in touch with their staff by providing them with a free meal twice a week, which can be picked up in the parking lot of Leverett Lounge.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Captain Josh Robinett with The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas

Although the COVID-19 outbreak has interfered with some of The Salvation Army's programs, the organization is committed to continue providing services those in need across the NWA community as safely and effectively as possible. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Colleen Smith from Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northwest Arkansas, also known as CASA.  CASA is needing additional volunteers to advocate for children in the foster care system as the consequences of COVID-19 unfold, leaving some families more unstable and disadvantaged than others. 

For more information, or to see if you are eligible to serve as a special advocate, visit CASA's official website

Today Pete is joined via phone by Jessica Biggs, a registered nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing at Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center, to talk about caring for the elderly during these unprecedented times.  

Today, Pete is joined via phone by Natalie Hite with Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas, a nonprofit organization that helps women in the NWA area secure career paths by providing them with office-appropriate clothing, educational opportunities, and network support. 

Although COVID-19 has halted many of the services and resources that Dress for Success NWA provides, the organization is still working to keep up with the needs of their clientele during these financially uncertain times. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Debbie Rambo with Samaritan Community Center, an organization that works to serve those in need in Northwest Arkansas by connecting its customers to a variety of resources. 

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