Timothy Dennis

Ozarks at Large Producer

Timothy is a life-long Arkansan; he grew up in the hills outside of Winslow and has lived throughout northwest and western Arkansas.  As a budding musician in his formative years, he became enthralled with recording technology, which carried over into his collegiate studies of print and multimedia journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Upon receiving his degree in journalism in 2011, Timothy immediately began working as a freelance reporter and photographer for the Washington County Observer in West Fork, Winslow and Greenland. It wasn't long before he left the newspaper business for radio and began working full-time as an announcer and news programmer for KURM AM/FM in Rogers.

After working for about a year in radio, Timothy was recruited to join the KUAF staff as a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large, generating spot news and feature-length stories. He reports on the local music scene, interviewing and capturing performances of local and traveling performers and bands. He also works with KUAF operations staff on strategic technical planning for the station.

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On today's show, we find out more about the 2020 Pan-American Cyclocross Championships, which are coming to Fayetteville in November. Plus, we have a report from Harrison where the City Council is considering regulations for the use of medical marijuana within city limits. And, we have an update on the mumps outbreak on the University of Arkansas campus.

Courtesy / Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams was born in Madison, Wis. in 1973, but her family eventually settled in Atlanta, Ga. While she was in high school, Abrams was hired as a typist and speechwriter for a congressional campaign. She attained various higher degrees, culminating in a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999, and worked as a tax attorney. At 29, Abrams was appointed Deputy City Attorney for Atlanta and in 2007, she was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2011, Abrams became the first African American minority leader in the Georgia House.

Live music opportunities through the weekend include plenty of folk, some funk, bouts of blues and more.

Thursday, Jan. 23


On today's show, we have more on the creative endeavors local Arkansans are undertaking to raise money to help Australian wildlife impacted by historic wildfires. Plus, we head to Rogers where a new program allows middle school students to design mobile apps to improve their communities. And, we hear music performed by songwriters from around the world who are here for the 2020 House of Songs Summit.


The House of Songs will host its 2020 Songwriters Summit at 7 p.m. Saturday at Midtown Associates in Springdale. The event will showcase songs co-written this week by participating songwriters at the House of Songs Ozarks. Songwriters Kaia Kater, Oscar Mukerjee, Jane Ellen Bryant, Aaron Smith, Peter More, Dean Owens and Leslie Stevens, and House of Songs Director of Artist Management Graham Weber, came to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a preview.