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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.

Jarl Mohn, NPR President & CEO sent this nice video retirement message for MTPR's William Marcus.

MTPR Programs Win Broadcasters' Awards

Jun 17, 2015
John Floridis, host of "Musician's Spotlight" and Beth Anne Austein, MTPR producer both won awards from the Montana Broadcasters Association.
William Marcus

Two MTPR programs win "EB" awards from the Montana Broadcasters Association.

John Myers, Longtime MTPR Host Has Passed Away

Jun 12, 2015

The MTPR family is sad to announce that John Myers, a longtime host of the afternoon Folk Show and late night music programs, died Wednesday evening at his home after a long battle with cancer.

John's knowledge of music was as big as his heart. He also produced special programs commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and shared his quick wit and humor during our pledge drives.

We will miss his voice and his laugh. Our condolences to his wife, Teresa, and his family and friends. Memorial plans are pending.

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