People

  • Corporate Support Coordinator

    Ann McDowell is a third generation Montanan by family, starting with her Deer Lodge and Great Falls/Helena grandparents. Ann came home to Missoula 25 years ago, after sojourns in New York, Arizona, Vermont and Berkeley. Her academic...

  • Membership Manager

    Originally from Edina, MN, Anne moved to Missoula to attend the University of Montana. She graduated with a B.A. in political science in 2009 and began working in the development field shortly after graduation. She joined the station as...

  • 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 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

    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.

  • Network/Systems Administrator

    A professional geek and amateur farmer, Ivy works behind the scenes to keep all things computer-related working smoothly.

  • Operations Chief

    Jeff Croonenberghs is the Chief of Operations at the Broadcast Media Center. 

  • 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.

  • Technical Department Assistant

    Joe Brown is the Technical Department Assistant at the Broadcast Media Center.

  • Host and Producer

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

  • Flathead Reporter

    Katrin Frye reports twice weekly on northwest Montana news from her native Flathead Valley. Frye is a graduate of the University Of Montana School Of Journalism and Davidson Honors College. Before coming on board with MTPR, she reported for...

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • Technical Director

    Saxon is a Missoula native who is so pleased to have come full circle back to the Broadcast Media Center.  In 1987, as a Physics student at the University of Montana, he began working for Montana Public Radio as an audio engineer where he...

  • Business Manager

    Sue is a native Missoulian.  She has worked at the University of Montana for more than 15 years, 10 of them at Montana Public Radio.  

  • Morning Classics Music Director

    As Music Director, Susan Israel selects all of the music that you hear on Morning Classics. She also hosts the program on Tuesdays. 

  • Membership Coordinator

    Membership Coordinator in the Development Office at Montana Public Radio

  • Electronic Technician

    Tim Martin is the electronic technician for Montana Public Radio.