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.
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.
We've had some great conversations at the MTPR Listener Meetings. The final one is happening this week in Kalispell. Your advice and evaluation of MTPR is important – so please stop by and let us know what you think.
Kalispell - March 5 Listener Meeting - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Flathead Valley Community College - Arts & Tech Bldg - room 144 A&B
Here are MTPR program highlights for August 7-13, 2014
THURSDAY- Aug 7, 2014
9:05 a.m. – Morning Classics – Widerkehr: Duo Sonata in E minor for oboe and piano; Mozart: Theme, Interludes, and Re-Variations; Bach: Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV 1053; Richter: Sonata #5 in F major for flute, harpsichord, and cello; Strauss: Sonatina #2 in Eb major for 16 Winds, “Happy Workshop”
1:00 p.m Live Event - Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek plays live and talks with John Floridis at the MTPR studios
With regret, MTPR is cancelling the “Evening with Montana Public Radio” event scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th at the Wilma Theater in Missoula.
Our featured headliner, NPR’s Susan Stamberg, is unexpectedly unable to travel to Missoula this weekend. Ms. Stamberg is very disappointed and has asked that we let all the MTPR listeners know that she really wishes she could be here. She sends her best wishes for the station and all MTPR supporters.
Here are MTPR program highlights for September 26– October 2, 2013.
THURSDAY- September 26, 2013
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Ponce: Sonata 3 for guitar; Barrios: La Catedral for guitar; Carlos Chavez: Piano Concerto; Bax: Elegiac Trio for harp, flute and viola; Castelnuovo-Techeso: Sonata for cello and harp, Op. 208; Bizet: L’Arlesienne, Suite #1