We just received this dispatch from the Society of North American Cats & Kittens. It can mean only one thing: Pet Wars is coming. Keep your radio on, your lint-brush handy, and your shoelaces off the ground, because these cats are on the prowl.
Two MTPR student reporters have won Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Sean Robb is currently a student reporter at MTPR. Cheri Trusler is a former student reporter for MTPR and a UM School of Journalism graduate.
Montana Public Radio finished our 50th anniversary year with an amazing rally in listener support, reaching $1.54 million. We also had three sold-out performances (Ira Glass, Bill Harley and Garrison Keillor), and held our first short fiction contest. It has been exciting to see all the ways that our shared love for Montana Public Radio has manifested. I can’t say often enough that financial support from deeply committed listeners like you is what makes MTPR succeed.
Like it or not, it's nearly time to change our clocks again. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 a.m. Don't forget to "spring forward" — set your clock ahead one hour — or you'll end up missing "Wait Wait," (and brunch) on Sunday morning.
Notice is hereby given that the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education, the governing body responsible for Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS and their licensed stations, is scheduled to meet at The University of Montana-Western in Dillon March 3 and 4, 2016. Information about the meeting and meeting agendas are available at the Regents website: http://mus.edu/board/
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program has named their top 10 winners for the radio news and features category. Former MTPR student reporter and UM School of Journalism graduate, Emily Proctor placed ninth in the nation.
Corin Cates-Carney is now MTPR's Capitol Bureau reporter. Cates-Carney was formerly the the Flathead area reporter. He'll now cover Montana government and politics from Helena. You can reach Corin at his office in the Capitol at 406-444-9399
Tricks Of The Trade: Radio's Surprising Low-Tech Tools
If you caught him in the act – say in a McDonalds parking lot – you might not know what he was up to. Lying in the back of his car, head inside a cardboard box, repeating the same phrase again and again.
“It definitely gets weird looks when I bring it out and sit in a parking lot and people just see me talking into this box.”