MTPR

People

  • Host and Producer

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

  • Host

    John Arvish is a public school teacher, as well as host and producer of What I Like About Jazz, Muse's Jukebox, and Blues on the Move. He lives with his wife Carrie, their dog Sunny and cat Pokey and a smorgasbord of good music, theater, art...

  • Host and Producer

    John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time from household names like B.B. King, Alison Krauss and Lyle Lovett, to Montana...

  • Host

    Jon Jackson is co-host of The Food Guys and a frequent guest on Jazz Sessions at Montana Public Radio. He is a mystery writer and jazz music expert with a passion for great food.

  • Online Editor

    Josh Burnham is MTPR's online editor. Josh manages the website and MTPR's social media, takes photos and video, edits audio and text, and occasionally produces a radio story.

    Have a question, comment or suggestion about MTPR's online...

  • Host and Producer

    Katie van Dorn is a rotating host and producer of Thursday Freeforms.

  • Host and Producer

    Larry Garde's wide range of musical interests includes early R&B, soul music, blues, lots of jazz, Brazilian, folk music, rock n' roll, etc.. He frequently works out of town; but, when in Missoula, Larry enjoys occasionally hosting Free...

  • Development Director

    Linda Talbott is the development director for Montana Public Radio. She also hosts Morning Classics on Fridays. 

    406-243-4215

  • Matt Blois is a reporter and evening news host.

  • Program Director

    Michael Marsolek is the program director of Montana Public Radio. He also hosts Tuesday Freeforms and Thursday Morning Classics. 

  • Host and Producer

    Mike Steinberg is a rotating host and producer of Friday Freeforms.

  • Reporter

    Nate is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio three nights a week.

  • Flathead Valley Reporter

    Nicky is MTPR's Flathead-area reporter. Nicky returns to the Flathead Valley after wrapping up her graduate studies at the University of Montana's environmental science journalism program.

    603-568-6155 or 406-730-2264

  • Reporter

    Nora Saks is a freelance radio and print journalist investigating themes of environmental justice in the Crown of the Continent and beyond.

    She's currently a graduate student in the University of Montana's Environmental Science and...

  • Host

    Olivia Sears is the mother of two daughters and a board operator and dejee at Montana Public Radio. She also writes children's book reviews for The Write Question blog.

  • Producer

    Rachel is a UM grad working in the MTPR news department.

  • Director of the Broadcast Media Center

    Ray Ekness was named director of the Broadcast Media Center in August 2016. He’s a former UM School of Journalism professor and department chair of the Department of Radio-Television.

    Ekness worked a few radio jobs in his native North...

  • Host and Book Reviewer

    Renee McGrath is the Sunday morning program host on Montana Public Radio and is a rotating host for Morning Classics. She writes children's and young adult book reviews for The Write Question...

  • Host and Producer

    Rigel Bankshot is a rotating host and producer of Friday Freeforms and Pazz & Jop.

  • Ryan Kellman is a visual journalist and producer for NPR's Skunk Bear, a visual science blog and Youtube channel. Skunk Bear's goal is to connect people of all backgrounds with the joys and challenges...

  • Senior News Analyst & 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...

  • Host and Producer

    Sam Manno is a rotating host and producer of the Children's Corner and the Pea Green Boat.

  • Sarah Aronson is the new host and producer of "The Write Question" on Montana Public Radio.

  • 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...

  • Host and Producer

    Stan Howe is a rotating host and producer of the Folk Show.

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