JOE WARD Video Contributor
Thunder TV host Dennis Snow has been riding motorcycles his entire adult life and enjoys riding whenever he can. Beginning in the 1970s, with a 1000cc rigid mount Sportster, Dennis has always preferred to ride Harley-Davidsons. He and his wife, Karen, live the consummate biker lifestyle, taking at least one cross-country trip on their motorcycle each year. Dennis is also the founder and director of the Steel Horse Rally, a charity motorcycle rally held each spring in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The 2017 Steel Horse Rally will be May 5th & 6th, 2017 in downtown Fort Smith, AR.
Dennis was born in Hot Springs, AR, and has lived in the Fort Smith are for more than 30 years. A graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Dennis has been in broadcasting for more than 35 years. His first paying job was at WPMP in Pascagoula, Miss. He has worked at radio stations in Dallas, Texas, Cocoa Beach, Fla., Little Rock, and Hot Springs, but is best known for his years on the air in The River Valley. While working for KISR, he lived on the narrow catwalk of the two-story Central Mall Sign for more than two weeks to raise money for a life-saving heart transplant for patient with cardio-myopathy. He also walked across the state of Arkansas for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dennis is passionate about giving back to his community and genuinely cares about helping others. He mo tivates and educates others about charitable causes and makes getting involved with a charitable event both a fun and moving event.
Dennis is also a veteran; He served as a combat air traffic controller in the Air Force and was stationed in Florida and Germany. He has a tremendous respect for fellow veterans and all active duty military. He is involved in several annual events including The Steel Horse Rally and motorcycle rides that honor and benefit veterans and active duty military.
Dennis’ voice has also been heard over the airwaves at Zebra 97.9, The Fort 94.5 and, while he was still an undergraduate at the Univ. of Ark., at KKEG and Magic 107.9 in Fayetteville, Ark. The last time "The Snowman" moved out of Arkansas, he went to Atlanta, Ga., where he managed upscale restaurants and high end country clubs and did voice-over work. He also appeared in two movies: “Sweet Home Alabama” and “The Fighting Temptations.”
Thunder TV has been a dream of Dennis’ for decades. His dream has finally become a reality with Thunder TV now on the air for more than 5 years.
“I am genuinely excited to meet fellow bikers, ride with them and tell their stories on Thunder TV,: Dennis said. I understand that the success of Thunder TV depends upon all riders getting involved. I hope to see and ride with all of you in the near future...Ride Hard!”
Dennis Snow is also the recipient of the 2016 Polly Crews Hospitality Person of the Year Award by the Fort Smith Advertising and Promotion Commission. Snow was also recognized for his volunteerism by former President Bill Clinton.
Thunder TV host Dennis Snow was a guest speaker at the 2015 Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism, speaking about the economic impact of motorcycle riders.
Thunder TV is a television production that is the brain child of host Dennis Snow and after overcoming many challenges, the dream became a reality in 2011. Thunder TV has been in the planning stage for decades. Now the Thunder TV crew celebrates more than 5 years on the air. Thunder TV currently airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on FOX 24.
This 30 minute weekly show that showcases the rides, scenic beauty, unique destinations and amazing stories of the people who enjoy riding motorcycles. It currently reaches more than 1.4 million households in western Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and Missouri.
JASON WILLIAMS Video Contributor
Copyright 2019 Thunder TV and Mountain Top Productions
DENNIS SNOW the Host & Creator of Thunder TV
"The world is our studio....The road is our set…Ride Hard!”
Thunder TV is produced by bikers, for bikers, and is for everyone who loves the freedom of the open road and the scenic beauty of our corner of the planet. Thunder TV combines old school efforts and a lot of hard work with new technology to produce a show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The show features interviews with riders from all walks of life, from international celebrities to your neighbor who loves to ride...these people have fascinating and inspiring stories that Thunder TV is honored to share with you.
Thunder TV is a regional show that gives YOU the viewer the opportunity to get involved and be part of the show and the Thunder TV Experience. Each week we feature photos submitted by viewers of their motorcycles and trikes. Plus, we give riders a unique opportunity to be part of the show as Thunder TV films rides and events. So not only can you watch Thunder TV on SUndays at 9:30 a.m. on FOX 24, you can also be part of the show as we film at rides, motorcycle rallies and events all over the country.
We want input from you the viewer: share photos of your motorcycle, share your favorite places to ride, let Thunder TV know about upcoming events and join us as Thunder TV rides and films in an area near you. E-mail us your photos and suggestions for the show at RideHard@ThunderTV.net and be part of Thunder TV.
At first glance, the 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide in Crush Ice Pearl appears to be stock, but upon further inspection a true biker will notice that this bike is much more than the standard factory model. From the ground up this is a motorcycle unlike any other. From the blacked out forks to the one-of-a-kind license plate, this motorcycle has a distinctive look and sound that you can hear roaring from a mile away.
The original star of Thunder TV was a 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, which, unfortunately had to be retired in 2015. We cherish the many happy memories of the old bike (may it rest in pieces). We love the new 2016 Harley-Davidson that, thanks to the help of Old Fort Harley-Davidson and we’re proud that it’s the star of Thunder TV.
Karen Snow can usually be found riding the motorcycle behind husband, Dennis Snow, video camera in hand, proudly filming unique riding shots for Thunder TV. Karen, aka "The Wife Unit" of Thunder TV host Dennis Snow, has developed her own technique for filming while moving.
Karen has a bachelor's degree in mass communications and more than a decade of experience in journalism and graphics design. In addition to filming and taking photos for Thunder TV, Karen also designs graphics for the show, updates the Thunder TV Web site, www.ThunderTV.net , answers your e-mails and messages on the Thunder TV Facebook page, Thunder TV Twitter Tweets from the road.
2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET GLIDE the star of Thunder TV
KIRK REDWINE Video Contributor
ROGER JOHNSON Videographer
KAREN SNOW Videographer/Graphics for Thunder TV
"Let the Journey Begin!"