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Fall Pledge Drive Tally Totals $203,719

Oct 16, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in our fall pledge drive! Listener contributions, volunteer hours and lots of yummy food, coffee, and great radio made this week one to celebrate.

At 1:00 p.m. our tally totaled $203,719. We are so grateful to everyone who sustains this station!

Join us on Facebook Monday, October 10 for a live online meet and greet with our new Director Ray Ekness. Ray will answer your questions about his vision for Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS, and you'll have a chance to get to know him a little better.

How to participate:

Live Stream Problems? Try These Options

Sep 21, 2016
Broken headphone
Flickr user Paul Hussey (CC-BY-2.0)

Having trouble listening to the MTPR live stream? We're sorry for the disruptions and frustration.  The source of the problem has been identified at NPR Digital Services headquarters and resolving these issues are their top priority.  In the mean time, you can try these other options for live streaming MTPR:

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad
Marco Antonio

Montana Public Radio is proud to bring Jad Abumrad to Missoula this fall! Get your tickets now!

Jad Abumrad is the founder and co-host of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab. The lecture is the result of a three-year investigation into the science, philosophy and art of uncertainty, which all began with the two words that are the title of this talk. "Gut churn." What use do negative feelings have during the creative process? Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward? Join us at the VIP level ($100 + fees) for a special reception with Jad prior to the show and premium seating for the show.

When: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Attend a free marketing seminar to learn how to break through the media clutter and have your message heard.

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.
Courtesy Prairie Home Productions

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
Michael Marsolek

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.)