William Marcus

Director, Broadcast Media Center

William Marcus is a graduate of The University of Montana’s School of Journalism, receiving his BA in Radio-TV in 1974.  He started his professional career in 1975 as a production assistant for KUFM radio, and has held a variety of positions with the station ever since.  He was appointed director of the Broadcast Media Center in 1996.  In addition to his radio work, he has served as Executive Producer for four regional Emmy Award-winning television documentaries and is host of the popular Montana PBS program Backroads of Montana.

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MTPR will be 50 years old in 2015. As someone who’s been around for 40 of those years, I’d like to reflect on the program changes that we implemented last month.

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Eric Whitney, a radio reporter covering health issues for NPR and Kaiser Health News, will join Montana Public Radio as News Director on September 1st. Whitney replaces Sally Mauk who retired in May.

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Friday, May 3oth, is a red-letter day for Montana Public Radio News. After more than three decades as our News Director, Sally Mauk is retiring. She's logged hundreds of hours of interviews, on-the-scene fire coverage, long, frantic election nights and news-poor holidays.

She sat down with MTPR General Manager William Marcus today to reflect on her career. And even though the tables were turned, she still asked the first question.