• Kevin Whitehead is the jazz critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

    Whitehead's articles on jazz and improvised music have appeared in such publications as Point of Departure, the Chicago Sun-Times,

  • 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...

  • Interim Director UM Broadcast Media Center, Development Director

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


  • Melissa Gray is a senior producer for All Things Considered.

    She is the curator of the ongoing series Found Recipes and was the woman behind the

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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...