People

  • Host and Producer

    Allen Secher is the host and producer of the monthly music program You Must Remember This, which airs on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. once a month. 

  • Host and Producer

    Amy Martin is a host and producer at Montana Public Radio. She is also a writer, musician and maker of exceptionally delicious chocolate chip cookies.

  • Children's Program Director

    Annie Garde is the Children's Program Director and host and producer of the Pea Green Boat and the Children's Corner.

  • Host

    Barbara Koostra is the host of Wednesday Morning Classics

  • Host and Producer

    Beth Anne Austein has been spinning tunes on the air (The Folk Show, Dancing With Tradition, Freeforms), as well as recording, editing and mixing audio for Montana Public Radio and Montana PBS, since the Clinton Administration. She’s jockeyed...

  • Host and Producer

    Beth Judy is host and producer of The Plant Detective, a locally produced and nationally syndicated program, which airs on Montana Public Radio on Monday afternoons and Saturday...

  • Host and Producer

    Chérie Newman is an arts and humanities producer and host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. Her weekly literary program, The Write Question, is broadcast on several public...

  • Flathead Area Reporter
  • News
  • News Director

    Eric is the news director for Montana Public Radio.

  • Host and Producer

    Fred Rice is a rotating host and producer of Pazz & Jop

  • Host

    Greg Patent is co-host of The Food Guys on Montana Public Radio. He won the Pillsbury bake-off when he was 19 years old. His cookbook, Baking in America, won the 2003 James Beard Award for best baking book of the year.

  • Host and MontanaPBS Producer

    Gus Chambers is a long-time rotating host for Freeforms.

  • Host

    Howard Kingston is a rotating host of Wednesday Freeforms. After misspending most of his youth as the lead singer in a rock band in his native England, Howard finally settled down in the United States and got his B.M. in Music Composition...

  • Host and Producer

    Janet Scott is a host and producer of In Other Words.

  • Host and Producer

    Joan Richarde is the Host and Producer of Oasis, Jonkunnu Express, CityLights, Dance Party, Ensemble and Sojourn.  She also hosts & produces Blues on the Move, Night Flight, and Muse's Jukebox, in rotation with other MTPR host/producers.

  • Host and Producer

    Joe Korona is the host and producer of Jazz Archives and Dimensions in Jazz.

  • Host

    John Arvish is a public school teacher, as well as host and producer of What I Like About Jazz, Muse's Jukebox, and Blues on the Move. He lives with his wife Carrie, their dog Sunny and cat Pokey and a smorgasbord of good music, theater, art...

  • Host and Producer

    John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time from household names like B.B. King, Alison Krauss and Lyle Lovett, to Montana...

  • Host

    Jon Jackson is co-host of The Food Guys and a frequent guest on Jazz Sessions at Montana Public Radio. He is a mystery writer and jazz music expert with a passion for great food.

  • Host and Producer

    Katie van Dorn is a rotating host and producer of Thursday Freeforms.

  • Host and Producer

    Larry Garde's wide range of musical interests includes early R&B, soul music, blues, lots of jazz, Brazilian, folk music, rock n' roll, etc.. He frequently works out of town; but, when in Missoula, Larry enjoys occasionally hosting Free...

  • Associate Director UM Broadcast Media Center, Development Director

    Linda Talbott is Associate Director of the UM Broadcast Media Center, and Development Director for Montana Public Radio. She also hosts Morning Classics on Fridays. 

  • Program Director

    Michael Marsolek is the program director of Montana Public Radio. He also hosts Tuesday Freeforms and Thursday Morning Classics. 

  • Host and Producer

    Mike Steinberg is a rotating host and producer of Friday Freeforms.

  • Host

    Olivia Sears is the local host for early weekday and Saturday morning programming. 

  • Host and Book Reviewer

    Renee McGrath is the Sunday morning program host on Montana Public Radio and is a rotating host for Morning Classics. She writes children's and young adult book reviews for The Write Question...

  • Host and Producer

    Rigel Bankshot is a rotating host and producer of Friday Freeforms and Pazz & Jop.

  • News Director Emeritus

    Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the legislature to forest fires. She also taught broadcast writing and reporting in the...

  • Host and Producer

    Sam Manno is a rotating host and producer of the Children's Corner and the Pea Green Boat.

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