KUAR wins 10 awards from Society of Professional Journalists

News reports and two local programs aired on UA Little Rock Public Radio station KUAR 89.1 FM won 10 awards in the 2020 competition of the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists.  Continue reading “KUAR wins 10 awards from Society of Professional Journalists”

UA Little Rock Public Radio employees raise money during the Fall Fund Drive.

UA Little Rock Public Radio receives nearly $37k grant from Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Radio has received a grant of $36,681 from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, for equipment upgrades for KLRE/KUAR.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Public Radio receives nearly $37k grant from Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust”

Brad Minnick, KUAR Arts and Letters radio show host. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock Public Radio honors prolific Arkansas songwriter Rose Marie McCoy

Arkansas native Rose Marie McCoy was arguably one of the most successful American songwriters of the 20th century. During her lifetime, McCoy published more than 850 songs recorded by music legends like Ike and Tina Turner, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, and Bette Midler. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Public Radio honors prolific Arkansas songwriter Rose Marie McCoy”

Block, Beer & Bourbon returns Jan. 11 to Raise Funds for Public Radio

The Friends of KLRE/KUAR will host the fourth annual Block, Beer & Bourbon (and Burgundy!) event Saturday, Jan. 11, to celebrate public radio and to raise funds for UA Little Rock Public Radio’s stations, KUAR FM 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5.  Continue reading “Block, Beer & Bourbon returns Jan. 11 to Raise Funds for Public Radio”

Nathan Vandiver

Vandiver named general manager of UA Little Rock Public Radio

Nathan Vandiver has been named general manager of UA Little Rock Public Radio, home of KUAR FM 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5.  Continue reading “Vandiver named general manager of UA Little Rock Public Radio”

Arkansas bands to play Tiny Desk concert

Three of Arkansas’s top bands will perform Thursday, June 6, as part of National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Arkansas event benefiting Little Rock Public Radio’s KUAR FM 89.1 and its regional program “Arts & Letters Radio.” Continue reading “Arkansas bands to play Tiny Desk concert”

KUAR pub quiz team sign-up deadline May 17

UA Little Rock Public Radio is giving its supporters a chance to show off their smarts and raise money for their favorite public radio stations at the same time at a Pub Quiz fundraiser on Sunday, May 19. Continue reading “KUAR pub quiz team sign-up deadline May 17”

KUAR Pub Quiz Returns May 19

UA Little Rock Public Radio will host a Pub Quiz at American Pie Pizza at 4830 North Hills Boulevard in North Little Rock on Sunday, May 19, from 2-5:30 p.m. Continue reading “KUAR Pub Quiz Returns May 19”