KUAR has once again been named Best Radio Station in the Arkansas Times annual Best of Arkansas Awards.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our listeners and the readers of the Arkansas Times as the Best Radio Station,” said Nathan Vandiver, KUAR’s interim general manager. “I have to feel that it’s a reflection of the hard work and listener-focused mission of NPR and KUAR working together to provide the best possible information for the country and our central Arkansas community.”
For over 20 years, the Best of Arkansas issue has been the Arkansas Times’ largest issue of the year. Readers vote for their favorites in more than 100 categories. This year’s winners were announced Thursday, June 27, at the Albert Pike Masonic Center in Little Rock.
KUAR has previously won Best Radio Station in the Times’ poll six times and has placed as a runner-up for several five years.
“As a listener-supported service of UA Little Rock – whether that’s news from central Arkansas, Washington D.C., or anywhere in the world, or the insightful interviews of “Arts & Letters,” the differences in generational thinking presented by “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” or the best country music you haven’t heard of on “Not Necessarily Nashville,” – KUAR will always focus on finding the best content, and fair and accurate information that helps our listeners. This honor is especially nice because it’s from the people in our region who rely on this service day in and day out.”
In the photo top right, the KUAR staff collect their award for Best Radio Station. From left: Nathan Vandiver, interim general manager; Daniel Breen, All Things Considered host; Sarah Kellogg, Morning Edition host; J. Bradley Minnick, producer, Arts & Letters Radio; Michael Hibblen, news director; and Vanessa McKuin, development director.