Vanessa McKuin

Development Director

Vanessa is the Development Director for UA Little Rock Public Radio.

Vanessa holds a B.A. in Art from Hendrix College in Conway and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute in New York City. Before joining UA Little Rock Public Radio, she was the Partner Manager for Arkansas Public Media and served as the Executive Director of Preserve Arkansas.

Phone: 501-569-8490


Update (8/19/2019): KUAR's new satellite dish was installed today and systems are operating normally again.

Update (8/6/2019): KUAR is expecting delivery and installation of its new satellite dish to be completed by Tue., Aug. 20.

On Wednesday, June 19 severe storms irreparably damaged the satellite dish which receives much of the network programming that listeners hear on KUAR and KLRE. Because of this damage, we are currently running live programming via emergency backup web stream channels, which is a mostly manual process. This has led to a number of technical problems that listeners may have noted over the past week.

Arkansan Vic Fleming has written 46 puzzles for the New York Times over the years. In honor of the Fall 2018 Fund Drive, he created a public radio-themed crossword puzzle for KLRE/KUAR.

Grab your pencil, turn on FM 89.1 or KLRE Classical 90.5 and click here to download a printable puzzle.

Each year hundreds of young people participate in the City of Little Rock's Summer Youth Employment Program, which places young people in jobs at 150-200 nonprofit organizations and government agencies around the city. According to Mike Sanders, the Community Resources Manager for the City of Little Rock, this year's program garnered 1,200 applicants, of which 650 were placed. 

Arkansas Business' Kyle Massey recently visited the KUAR station to interview Managing Editor Bobby Ampezzan and Partner Manager Vanessa McKuin about the new Regional Journalism Collaborative, Arkansas Public Media. Arkansas Public Media reporting is funded in part through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.