• 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.

  • Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai Correspondent for NPR.

    From 2010 to 2016, Schmitz was the China Correspondent for the public radio business program Marketplace. Schmitz has won several awards for his reporting on China, including...

  • Ryan Kailath is WWNO's Coastal Reporter. He has reported for NPR and APM, as well as public radio stations in California, Texas and New York. He has also produced stories for podcasts like PRI's Afropop Worldwide, WNYC's Note to Self and...

  • 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...

  • 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.