Linda Talbott

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. 

Ways to Connect

Ghosts And Flowers

Oct 30, 2015

Duo W made classical music video history with "Ghosts and Flowers." The musical duo of Arianna Warsaw-Fan, violin and Meta Weiss, cello, have played together since high school and on through their masters programs at Julliard. They launched a kickstarter campaign and made this video of the Halvorson/Handel Passacaglia in 2011 as part of a commitment to bring classical music to new audiences. We played the audio recording on Morning Classics, October 30. Watch it below:

A Pledge week message from Linda Talbott, Montana Public Radio Interim Director.

Become a sustaining member today, or call 406-243-6400, or 800-325-1565 to donate.

I tell anyone who asks that I have the best job on the planet. I not only have the privilege of steering Montana Public Radio into its 51st year, I also have the partnership of thousands of deeply engaged listeners - helping, donating, and rooting for our station’s success.

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.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop by early this afternoon across the Northern Rockies.
National Weather Service, Missoula

August 11, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.
Here is an update from the National Weather Service.

Playing the music of Bach and his sons at the Montana Baroque Festival in Paradise, MT
Linda Talbott

It was an amazing performance Wednesday night at the Montana Baroque Festival in the fabulous new music pavilion at Quinn’s Hot Springs.

Ira Glass Tickets

Apr 29, 2015
Photo: TAL/Stuart Mullenberg

Ira Glass in Montana! See how This American Life happens, live on stage.

Buy Tickets Online, or call 800-838-3006


This chart shows all MTPR revenue sources projected for FY2016, totaling $2.5 million. Listeners and sponsors make up the largest share of our annual revenue picture (60%).

During our listening tour this winter MTPR senior staff received feedback indicating that our audience did not understand the financial challenges facing the station. This chart and a recent letter from the station's director are an effort to fully explain the scope of our operating budget.

Announcing Ira Glass!

Mar 25, 2015

Ira's coming to perform his solo show in Missoula as part of MTPR's 50th anniversary year.