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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...

Reporter / Anchor

Chris Hickey was born and raised in Houston, Texas, spending his teenage years in Camden, Ohio. He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, majoring in English. He got his start in public radio working as a board operator at WMUB in...

Reporter / Anchor

Colleen Mayo is a reporter and the local host during Weekend Edition Sunday. She joined KUAR as a community intern in March 2014. Prior to that, she spent two years teaching English in South Korea.

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...

Reporter / Anchor

Jacob Kauffman is a reporter and anchor for KUAR. He primarily covers the state legislature and politics beat while juggling anchoring All Things Considered Monday through Friday afternoons. 

Jacob is a long-time Little Rock...

Content Development Director

As Content Development Director, Karen Tricot Steward helps with the creation of news and cultural programming. She manages digital content on our website and social media platforms. She also works with local program producers and people who...

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...

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...

Program Director

Nathan Vandiver is Program Director for UALR Public Radio, which includes KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5.

He oversees the quality of our on-air sound and is responsible for developing and maintaining programming policy, supervising...

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