MICHAEL HIBBLEN

Michael Hibblen, the news director for KUAR, 89.1 FM, the Little Rock affiliate of NPR, is leaving the station to work for Arkansas PBS, he announced today on Twitter. A long time, distinctive voice on KUAR, Hibblen has been a frequent guest over the years on “Arkansas Week,” Arkansas PBS’ long-running public affairs show.

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This is the second prominent departure at the station this year. General manager Nathan Vandiver left in July after his wife got a new job in Portland, Oregon.