Have coffee with NPR's David Greene — he'll be hosting Morning Edition live from the Feed Cafe in Bozeman tomorrow. And you are invited to be there — the only catch is it starts at 3:00 a.m. The side benefit is it's totally cool to wear your pajamas.
We just heard Senator Jon Tester will be there too, after 4:00 a.m.
Montana Public Radio finished our 50th anniversary year with an amazing rally in listener support, reaching $1.54 million. We also had three sold-out performances (Ira Glass, Bill Harley and Garrison Keillor), and held our first short fiction contest. It has been exciting to see all the ways that our shared love for Montana Public Radio has manifested. I can’t say often enough that financial support from deeply committed listeners like you is what makes MTPR succeed.
Join us for a free event previewing the the new PBS series "Mercy Street". We'll screen a preview reel of the first episode plus series extras. Then UM History Professor Anya Jabour, who is an advisor to the show, will share her experiences of being on the set during production and more.
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:
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.
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.