People

  • 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.

    603-568-6155 or 406-730-2264

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

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