People

General Manager

Ben Fry has served as General Manager of UALR Public Radio since 1995. He oversees all aspects of administration and operations at KLRE and KUAR, including financial management, engineering, programming and fundraising. Ben joined the UALR...

Anchor & Reporter

Chris Hickey was born and raised in Houston, Texas, spending his teenage years in Camden, Ohio. After a hang gliding accident permanently ruined his dreams of becoming a Division I college basketball champion, he decided to pursue a liberal...

Anchor & Reporter

Radio veteran David Wallace began his news and sports reporting career while in college in 1976. These days, it is more of a hobby than a main job. He anchors weekends and is on-call as a reporter-at-large for KUAR. Since moving to Little Rock...

Anchor & Reporter

Jacob Kauffman is a reporter for KUAR. During the legislative session, he wrote the online column Capitol Access. He has worked with the Arkansas Legislative Digest and is...

News and Content Manager

As News and Content Manager, Karen Tricot Steward supervises and creates news and cultural programming. She manages content on UALR Public Radio’s website and social media platforms, produces news features, and works with local program...

Reporter

Kezia Nanda is a reporter for KUAR. She did an internship with a National TV Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, her hometown. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, with a double-major in Speech Communications and...

Development Associate

As Development Associate, Laurie Pierce helps obtain corporate support for UALR Public Radio. She works with foundations, corporations and businesses who are interested in underwriting public radio programming. 

Laurie has a journalism...

Development Director

As Development Director for UALR Public Radio, Mary Waldo is responsible for helping raise funds so we can continue to operate successfully. As part of this, Mary organizes our spring and fall on-air fund drives to promote individual gifts to...

Classical Music Host

A classical music host at KLRE since 2006, Matt hosts our local classical music programming on Thursday and Friday afternoons. 

Matt discovered classical music at the age of 19. Thus, he gave up on his original career choice of punk rock...

News Director

As News Director, Michael Hibblen oversees daily news coverage for KUAR News. He directs activities of the news staff, helps develop story ideas and edits news copy.  Michael is responsible for starting a news-sharing network between public...

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