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Attend a free marketing seminar to learn how to break through the media clutter and have your message heard.
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Adding Montana Public Radio into your business or organization’s marketing mix has real benefits. Find out more at our free marketing seminars this fall in Helena, Butte, Kalispell, Great Falls or Missoula.

  • Reach the highly desirable Montana Public Radio audience
  • Break through the media clutter and have your message heard
  • Cover all of western and central Montana in once cost-effective buy

Ray Ekness Named As New Director Of Broadcast Media Center

Aug 3, 2016

After a national search, the University of Montana has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV.

Ekness is a UM School of Journalism professor and former department chair of the Department of Radio-Television. He will start his new director duties Aug. 22.

Five of the radio transmitters that connect you with MTPR programming across western Montana are now so old that we can’t get parts to repair them. Will you help with an extra contribution for the transmitter work this summer? Make your donation now.

Market your business on Montana Public Radio. Reach the highly desirable Montana Public Radio audience. Break through the media clutter and have your message heard. Cover all of western and central Montana in one cost-effective buy. Attend our free seminar to learn more.

Garrison Keillor's final show as host of A Prarie Home Companion airs July 2 on MTPR.
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Join Garrison Keillor on Saturday, July 2 as he takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion.

Rainbow over the Broadcast Media Center
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UM will conduct on-campus interviews this month with four finalists for the director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses KUFM-TV and KUFM Radio.

The finalists are Aaron Clingingsmith of Billings; Ray Ekness of Missoula; John Hess of Boise, Idaho; and Linda Talbott of Missoula. (Click the names to view resumes.)

MTPR Flathead-area Reporter Nicky Ouellet.
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We're excited to welcome Nicky Ouellet as our new Flathead-area reporter.

Take the Radio & Tech Survey to help us connect on your terms
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There have never been so many exciting ways to connect with your favorite sources of news, music, and entertainment. But the pace of technological change and the sheer number of options can be distracting and overwhelming. Whether you're an eager early adopter, or you prefer radio the way you've always listened, your feedback is crucial in helping us cut through the noise and meet you on your terms. Take the media & technology survey to help us understand what these rapid technological changes in the media landscape mean to you.

Have coffee with NPR's David Greene — he'll be hosting Morning Edition live from the Feed Cafe in Bozeman tomorrow. And you are invited to be there — the only catch is it starts at 3:00 a.m. The side benefit is it's totally cool to wear your pajamas.

We just heard Senator Jon Tester will be there too, after 4:00 a.m.

Thank You & Fundraising Update

Apr 25, 2016

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, or gave a premium gift during MTPR's spring pledge week! Your support makes public radio possible. Early counts show you donated $635,430 toward our spring fundraising goal of $750,000. Thanks again to all of the MTPR family.

Team Cat walked away with a victory in ‪‎Pet Wars‬ this year, beating their closest competitors by a whisker. Better luck next year, dogs.

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