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Ray Ekness Named As New Director Of Broadcast Media Center

Aug 3, 2016

After a national search, the University of Montana has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV.

Ekness is a UM School of Journalism professor and former department chair of the Department of Radio-Television. He will start his new director duties Aug. 22.

Five of the radio transmitters that connect you with MTPR programming across western Montana are now so old that we can’t get parts to repair them. Will you help with an extra contribution for the transmitter work this summer? Make your donation now.

Garrison Keillor's final show as host of A Prarie Home Companion airs July 2 on MTPR.
Courtesy Prairie Home Productions

Join Garrison Keillor on Saturday, July 2 as he takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion.

Rainbow over the Broadcast Media Center
Michael Marsolek

UM will conduct on-campus interviews this month with four finalists for the director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses KUFM-TV and KUFM Radio.

The finalists are Aaron Clingingsmith of Billings; Ray Ekness of Missoula; John Hess of Boise, Idaho; and Linda Talbott of Missoula. (Click the names to view resumes.)

MTPR Flathead-area Reporter Nicky Ouellet.
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We're excited to welcome Nicky Ouellet as our new Flathead-area reporter.

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