• Website/Social Media Editor

    Josh Burnham is MTPR's website and social media editor.

    Have a question, comment or suggestion about MTPR's online efforts? Contact Josh via email, twitter, or phone at: 406-243-4203.

  • 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...

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Host

    Olivia Sears is the local host for early weekday and Saturday morning programming. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Scott Detrow covers the 2016 election's technology and data angles for NPR. That includes everything from how campaigns are using social media to spread their message, to what sort of information they're using to find and target specific voters...

  • Host and Producer

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

  • Host

    Steve Gonzales is a rotating host of Muses Jukebox.

  • Helena Bureau Chief

  • Business Manager

    Sue is a native Missoulian.  She has worked at the University of Montana for more than 15 years, 10 of them at Montana Public Radio.  

  • Morning Classics Music Director

    As Music Director, Susan Israel selects all of the music that you hear on Morning Classics. She also hosts the program on Tuesdays. 

  • Membership Coordinator

    Membership Coordinator in the Development Office at Montana Public Radio

  • Tasnim Shamma joined WABE 90.1 FM as a reporter in November 2014. She comes to Atlanta from Charlotte, where she spent more than two years at the NPR member station WFAE. 

    Prior to that, she was a Kroc fellow reporting, writing, editing,...

  • Host and Producer

    Terry Conrad is the host and producer of  Jazz Sessions, a program he began in 1973.  He was the co-founder of Montana Public Radio (along with Phil Hess) in 1973/74. He served as the station's Program Director from 1973-1995, and as Station...

  • Electronic Technician

    Tim Martin is the electronic technician for Montana Public Radio.

  • Host

    Tom Cook is a program host heard at various times who substitutes mostly during classical music and news broadcasts.  He is a Professor of Music Emeritus, from UM, where he taught for twenty-five years, first as Director of Bands and Trumpet...

  • Host and Producer

    Tom Engelmann produces "Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music." The series features biographical sketches and the music of artists who often work behind the scenes or in support of major musicians. 


  • Host and Producer

    Zed began at KUFM in 1995, working on programs such as Listeners’ Bookstall, Dancing with Tradition, and Freeforms.   He was previously a broadcaster and cub reporter at college, community, commercial and public radio stations in Virginia and...