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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Although String Cheese Incident has cancelled their appearance, the annual Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain takes place this weekend, along with many other outdoor and indoor live music.

Thr, Aug 26

Sound Perimeter: Back to Bach

Aug 26, 2021
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Johann Sebastian Bach wrote timeless pieces of music, as evidenced by many different interpretations of his works created throughout the years. In this week's Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas music professor Lia Uribe explores Bach through interpretations by Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, and The Toys.

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On today's show, we continue our conversations about the first week of school for a second pandemic academic year. Plus, a rundown of live music to catch this weekend, and much more.

We may be in the dog days of summer, but there are ample opportunities for live music this weekend, taking place both indoors and outside.

Thr, Aug 19

Sound Perimeter: Evocative Guitar

Aug 19, 2021
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This week, University of Arkansas music professor Lia Uribe takes us on a tour of Spain, Cuba and Buenos Aires with compositions for guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo, Claudia Montero and Leo Brower.

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Thur, Aug 12

On today's show, planned expansion of a regional solid waste landfill in Tontitown has residents living close by upset. Plus, the thinking behind Tyson Foods decision to require vaccinations by November, and much more.

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