Inside MTPR

Information about MTPR station activities.

Ira Glass talked storytelling in Missoula Saturday Sep. 12.
Josh Burnham

Everyone has a story, but how do great storytellers draw listeners to even the most mundane stories? That's what Ira Glass, host and producer of "This American Life" demonstrated Saturday during his "Reinventing Radio" show in front of a sold out audience at the University of Montana in Missoula.

We'd like to welcome Dave Dennis, MTPR's new corporate support manager.

Dave has worked with marketing and media since high school as an on-air newscaster, DJ, and in media consulting, placement, and creative. 

You could win one of eight VIP ticket packages for Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass, on September 12, 2015 in Missoula, Montana. Winners will receive a ticket to the show, and a pass to the VIP reception before the show, giving them a chance to rub elbows with Ira Glass. Tell us how you listen to "This American Life" for a chance to win.

Lightning Photo: Courtesy of NOAA
Courtesy of NOAA

August was a stormy month at Montana Public Radio. On the evening of August 10, when Missoula experienced a remarkable thunderstorm with hurricane level winds, the MTPR team was all hands on deck keeping the station on air. Then 11 days later, a lightning storm crashed both the primary and backup transmitters for Missoula’s 89.1 frequency, and one intrepid engineer had a harrowing night on the mountain.

Join John's friends and collegues at a memorial party, Tuesday, August 25 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Missoula's Bonner Park. Celebrate and remember John's life with music, dancing, and a spaghetti feed for all.

On the eve of William Marcus' retirement from Montana Public Radio, enjoy some of the radio stories William produced for National Public Radio in the 1980s and 1990s.

Photo of Linda Talbott and Wililam Marcus
Photo: Bruce Muhlbradt Photography

With the end of my tenure as Director of the Broadcast Media Center less than a week away, I want to say thank you for your wonderful support of Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS. I also want to let you know what the plans are to maintain the administrative leadership of MTPR and KUFM-TV / MontanaPBS.

"Performance Today" did an episode on our outgoing director William "Side Two" Marcus. Watch the video to learn the origin of the nickname.

William Marcus: The Early Years

Jun 23, 2015

In honor of William Marcus' retirement we take a short peek into his childhood in Wibaux, his rebellious phase, and the evolution of his fashion sense.

William Marcus Radio & TV Outtakes

Jun 19, 2015

We found this video in William's trash pile. Nice try William.