Posted 1/20/2014 12:00 am
Did you hear that one of KUAR-FM’s longtime news anchors has left the station?
Malcolm Glover, who has hosted various programs at the Little Rock NPR affiliate since 2007, was hosting the local content of Morning Edition before he left the station last week.
Glover told Whispers that he is departing his radio career to work as a program coordinator for ARVets, a nonprofit in North Little Rock that assists military veterans. Glover said he’ll be dividing his time between central Arkansas and the Delta.
He said his interest in the job traces back to an “Impact of War” series he produced at KUAR.
“Though I wasn’t beating the pavement in terms of activism, I did hear people’s stories and I did interviews with a variety of veterans,” he said. “I think that’s what first piqued my interest.”
Ben Fry, KUAR’s general manager, said anchor Chris Hickey will fill in for Glover temporarily and the station will initiate a job search within a couple of months.
Glover said his time at KUAR was “wonderful” and “a learning experience.”
“There is nothing more intimate than waking people up in the morning and starting them on their way,” he said. “In radio, you really have a captive audience. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful opportunity to help people start their day. I’ll never forget it.”