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Pledge Tally Update

Nov 14, 2013

The fall pledge tally just broke $200,000!  Thank you.

We are watching the fall pledge tally climb with additional donations coming in online and through the mail.

Here are the final results of the Montana Food Bank Network Challenge. Thanks to the thousands of people who are supporting MTPR!

$195,265 in pledges made or postmarked by November 8th.  

$9,763 is the 5% bonus going to the Montana Food Bank Network.

Thanks to Missoula Federal Credit Union, our co-sponsor of the bonus match.

Wonderful Tally! $188,462 by 8pm Nov 8.

Nov 8, 2013

Thank you, thank you!!! Our on-air fundraiser ended at 8:00 PM MST with a tally of $188,462 and over 2,450 pledges. If you missed the fall on-air week you can still Pledge now. Next week, we'll get the mail that was postmarked on Nov 8th and add that to our tally to determine the full bonus match for the  Montana Foodbank Network. More details to come Nov 12th or 13th. 

Update - November 20, 2013

With regret, MTPR is cancelling the “Evening with Montana Public Radio” event scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th at the Wilma Theater in Missoula.

Our featured headliner, NPR’s Susan Stamberg, is unexpectedly unable to travel to Missoula this weekend.  Ms. Stamberg is very disappointed and has asked that we let all the MTPR listeners know that she really wishes she could be here. She sends her best wishes for the station and all MTPR supporters.

"War of the Worlds" Audio

Oct 31, 2013

If you missed the live broadcast on October 30th, 2013, there's no cause for alarm; here it is, tentacles, tote bags, and all: Montana Public Radio's 75 anniversary re-enactment of the 1938 Orson Welles-Mercury Theatre radio drama, "War of the Worlds," along with director Ray Ekness's

Happy Halloween

Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! NPR sends this greeting from their Balkans Bureau

And here are here are stencils for carving your NPR pumpkin, and an opportunity to submit photos of your masterpiece.


This aired on October 30, 2013. For audio of the performance, please click here.

Tonight at 7:30 PM watch a live video stream of MTPR staff performing War of the Worlds.

If you have questions about the video stream please contact

Original version repeats Thursday, Oct 31st at 1:00pm --- Montana version repeats Tuesday, Nov 5 at 1:00pm

Space ships crashing to earth—an alien invasion—a battle for the planet. On October 30th, 1938, the Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s War of the Worlds broadcast caused panic, frightened some listeners, and entertained others, around the country. 

Give to MTPR's Fall Campaign

Oct 15, 2013

Make a Pledge Today!

MTPR Fall Campaign
Through November 8, 2013

Thanks for donating to Montana Public Radio this fall. Tune into our on-air drive Nov. 5-8 to hear special programs and your favorite hosts. You can also call in your pledge during this time to talk to a friendly phone volunteer.

You make MTPR happen!

Food Bank Community Premium

Oct 15, 2013

Make a Pledge Today!

Donate to MTPR by Nov. 8th and help the Montana Food Bank Network!

Be a Volunteer

Oct 15, 2013

Sign up today!

Show your support for Montana Public Radio by donating a few hours of your time during our Fall Drive.  

Join fellow listeners and MTPR hosts in the phone room to answer pledge calls and enter the pledges online. You can sign up for a training session in advance of the drive.  Another volunteer opportunity is to help file pledge forms in the office.

Sign up today!  

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Aug 29, 2013

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