Talk Business & Politics enters its 24th year in 2023. The popular, premier statewide business and political newsmagazine can be seen on TV, heard on radio and podcasts, viewed online and through digital products, followed by email and through social media, and read through our multiple print products.

With bureaus and operations in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Central Arkansas, Talk Business & Politics interviews business and political decision-makers who are shaping the Arkansas news landscape, reports on key industry trends and topics, and provides extensive political and capitol news coverage.

Natural State Media (NSM) is the parent company for Talk Business & Politics and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. NSM was the result of the October 2015 merger of River Rock Communications and TCW Media (The City Wire). The new company, Natural State Media, is headquartered in Fort Smith.

Follow Talk Business & Politics, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, and Capitol View:



  • Little Rock/Central Arkansas
    Fox 16 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Northwest Arkansas/Fort Smith
    Fox 24 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Northeast Arkansas/Jonesboro
    KAIT 8 – 9:30 a.m.


  • Little Rock/Central Arkansas
    KARK – 8:30 a.m.
  • Northwest Arkansas/Fort Smith
    KNWA – 10:30 a.m.
  • El Dorado/Monroe, LA
    KARD – 6:00 a.m.
  • Texarkana/Shreveport LA
    KSHV 7:00 a.m.
  • Harrison/Mountain Home/Springfield, MO
    KOZL – 11:00 a.m.


  • KUAR 89.1 FM (central/southeast Arkansas) Monday nights at 6 pm;
  • KUAF 91.3 FM (Northwest Arkansas) weekdays at noon;
  • KASU 91.9 FM (Northeast Arkansas) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during drive time.
  • ED-88 (Southwest Arkansas) Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Newspaper – The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal is published twice a month and is distributed by mail in NWA and across the state. Northeast Arkansas Talk Business & Politics, launched in early 2018, is published monthly and distributed by mail across NEA.

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E-mail – Daily emails are tailored for statewide or regional audiences. Sign up for our free daily e-mail newsletters on our web site home page.

To advertise with Talk Business & Politics or the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, contact Jami Dugger, Senior Brand Stategist at 479.725.0394 or by email at [email protected].

Got a story idea for Talk Business & Politics or Northwest Arkansas Business Journal? Contact Executive Editor Michael Tilley at [email protected] or NWA Business Journal Editor Paul Gatling at [email protected].

Need a speaker for your event? Contact Editor-in-chief Roby Brock at [email protected]