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Volunteers Needed During Pledge Week

Apr 8, 2016

MTPR's pledge drive starts April 16. Can you volunteer to answer phones and take pledge calls?

It's painless, fun, and we'll even feed you while you're here. If you want to support Montana Public Radio without donating money, volunteering is the answer.

If you can help, please sign up now to volunteer during pledge week.

It's time to "spring forward" again, Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.

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.

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:

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

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 in Whitefish – 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.