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Get a behind-the-scenes look at "Backroads of Montana" during the 25th anniversary special. William Marcus returns from retirement to take you on a journey down the Backroads of Montana.

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/

Emily Proctor is the latest UM J-school grad and MTPR student reporter to be honored by the Hearst Awards.
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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

Even in the 21st century, radio reporters and producers still rely on some surprisingly low-tech tools like this cardboard box studio.
Josh Burnham

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.”

Join us for a free event previewing the the new PBS series "Mercy Street". We'll screen a preview reel of the first episode plus series extras. Then UM History Professor Anya Jabour, who is an advisor to the show, will share her experiences of being on the set during production and more.

Holiday Specials On MTPR

Dec 21, 2015

'Tis the season for holiday specials. Tune in to MTPR all week to hear holiday music & more. Enjoy these holiday specials beginning December 21:

Giving Tuesday is December 1. Donate to Montana Public Radio on Giving Tuesday and you'll get an exclusive Ira Glass ringtone as a thank-you gift. Ira recorded the ringtone on-stage when he was in Missoula, Montana in September. Your Giving Tuesday donation to MTPR gets you an Ira Glass ringtone saying "I'm Ira Glass, the story this week is: your phone is ringing." It's our way of saying thank you to MTPR supporters.

Bill Harley sings "You're in Trouble" during his show in Missoula, Nov 1, 2015
Josh Burnham

Bill Harley entertained and delighted over 1,000 fans Sunday in Missoula. He engaged the audience with familiar songs and his stories "Yeast Rolls” and "Field Trip”.

Harley has been a longtime favorite of "Pea Green Boat" listeners. Host Annie Garde welcomed him to the stage.

Thank You
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A big thank you to all who donated or volunteered during our fall pledge week! You make public radio possible.

Listeners donated about $217,000, leaving us with around $200,000 left to raise by the end of the year. With your support, we'll make it! Thank you.

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