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Podcast Festival Announces Speakers, Contest Judges

The festival, hosted by the nonprofit Arkansas Podcast Collaborative, will be Sept. 1-7 in Little Rock and Sept. 20-21 in northwest Arkansas. Podcasters and podcast fans will attend. read more >

KUAR Promotes Daniel Breen to News Director, Ryan Gregory to Program Director

Breen succeeds longtime news director Michael Hibblen, who moved to Arkansas PBS late last year. read more >
Jonathan Seaborn, the incoming general manager of public radio at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Education / Media & Marketing

Texas Tech Veteran to Lead UA Little Rock Public Radio

Jonathan Seaborn will be succeeding Nathan Vandiver, who had led KUAR-FM and sister station KLRE-FM since 2016. read more >
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Hibblen’s Familiar Voice Turns to a Different Dial

The news director of University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus radio station KUAR is changing course after 14 years. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing

KUAR Veteran Nathan Vandiver Stepping Down as GM

Vandiver has led the campus station and NPR affiliate KUAR-FM, 89.1, and classical music outlet KLRE-FM, 90.5, since March 2016. read more >
Pat Lynch in 1994, when he was a KARN mentor to Michael Hibblen, who took this portrait.
Media & Marketing

Remembering Pat Lynch, Radio’s Local Days

Pat Lynch was built for radio, his old colleague Michael Hibblen says, perhaps because Lynch inhabited an audio world. read more >
Media & Marketing

Wanted: Job in Radio. Experience: Legendary.

Tom Wood may be an Arkansas radio icon, but he's also one who's unemployed, a casualty of modern radio’s big chain era. read more >
Education / Legal

A Vulture and a Child; A Mob and a Student

Journalists constantly consider possible unintended effects of what they print. They also walk a line between taking action and strictly observing events. read more >
Vanessa McKuin and Bobby Ampezzan lead Arkansas Public Media, a statewide network for public radio, TV and the internet, funded through a $287,300 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Energy / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

KUAR’s Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. read more >
Bobby Ampezzan
Media & Marketing

Bobby Ampezzan Joins Statewide Radio Network

Natural State News, a regional collaboration of Arkansas public radio stations based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, announced that Bobby Ampezzan has been hired as the project's managing editor. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Manufacturing

Tax Cuts, Voter ID, Big River Steel on ‘Arkansas Week’

On "Arkansas Week," those $2 billion worth of looming tax cut bills Republicans are starting to run in the Legislature, more on the non-expansion expansion of Medicaid, voter ID, a bit on Big River Steel and battling budgets in Washington D.C. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Week Tonight: McDaniel, Shoffner, #ARLEG, Medicaid & Wal-Mart

A packed, fast-paced show tonight on AETN's "Arkansas Week." read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Video: Joe Thompson, Jeff Hankins & the Health Care Ruling on ‘Arkansas Week’

Video of this week "Arkansas Week," which centers on Thursday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform. The episode begins with a 15-minute interview with Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson. read more >

May Tax Collections; Runoffs in #AR1, #AR4; Ethics on the Ballot; and Whither Winconsin? on ‘Arkansas Week’

KUAR-FM radio's Michael Hibblen, Arkansas Times' Max Brantley and I join Steve Barnes for tonight's edition of AETN's "Arkansas Week." read more >

Video: Jeff Hankins Sees ‘A Better Mood’ About the State’s Economy

Appearing on AETN's "Arkansas Week" this week, Arkansas Business Publisher Jeff Hankins examines the state's April tax collections report and senses a better sense that the economy is improving. read more >