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.

Ways to Connect

On today's show, we check in with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics to discuss this week's headlines out of the Arkansas River Valley. Plus, we hear from clean water advocates and U.S. Sen. John Boozman as the Biden administration orders the Obama-era "Waters of the United States" rule be reinstated. And, we have an excerpt of a panel discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as Northwest Arkansas continues to attract more people.

On today's show, we speak with several local small business owners who were some of the 30 people who received a fully-funded Kiva loan after applying through the micro-lending platform with the help of the NWA Kiva Hub. Plus, we hear from Arkansas Sen. Jim Hendren who announced this morning that he is leaving the GOP to become an Independent. And, we head to Huntsville where one family had to open up their kitchen to their calves to keep them warm during this week's snow storms and low temperatures.

On today's show, we find out how the Walton Family Foundation plans to approach its support for organizations and nonprofits over the next five years. Plus, we hear from the Greenwood Bulldogs football team janitor about what it was like to find out the players and coaches had gotten him a state championship ring. And, we hear from the head of a California-based fintech company that's coming to Bentonville and bringing a hundred new jobs with it.

On today's show, we have highlights from the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing as people continue to get vaccinated across the state. Plus, we'll fill you in on what happened at a meeting of the Washington County Quorum Court where officials discussed the future of a multimillion dollar reimbursement from the federal government. And, we take a look back at the last 30 days of the Legislative Session.

On today's show, we find out how Ozark Guidance will be using a $4 million grant to support underserved communities in the region. Plus, we speak with the director of the University of Arkansas African and African American Studies program about her upcoming seminar that explores the concept of Black utopias. And, we find out what kind of classes the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will be offering this spring.

On today's show, we sit down with Roby Brock, of Talk Business and Politics, to talk about Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin's decision to end his gubernatorial bid in 2022. Plus, we head to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to find out about a new exhibit that focuses on the history of craft in America. And, we have details about a new bill that will require women to call a resources hotline prior to having an abortion that passed the Arkansas House and Senate last week.

On today's show, we learn about a new partnership between Canopy NWA and Forge Community Loan Fund that aims to support refugee-owned businesses. Plus, we take a look at where Arkansas's Stand Your Ground Bill stands after it didn't get enough votes to pass through a House committee this week. And, we find out about a nonprofit that has started offering free training courses for Northwest Arkansas residents interested in computer programming.

On today's show, we have highlights from the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing that include information about vaccination efforts and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. Plus, we speak with lawmakers about bill proposals that would allow Marshallese migrants to become police officers and ban Confederate Flag Day in Arkansas. And, we launch a new segment to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University of Arkansas.

On today's show, we check in with the assistant editors of the Arkansas COVID website for our monthly conversation about what the data shows us about the state's efforts to reign in the coronavirus spread. Plus, we speak with students and a teacher at Fayetteville Virtual Academy to discuss how an intentional virtual school environment differs from the virtual teaching models schools have deployed during the pandemic.

On today's show, we have highlights from the 27th annual Arkansas Business Forecast event as the state lost 44,000 jobs last year during the pandemic. Plus, we find out how Arkansans who receive the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine can report any systemic side effects to the inoculation. And, we speak with a U of A nursing student who created a communication guidebook to help family members of COVID-19 patients understand what's happening while their loved one is in the hospital.