Get to know the people of Montana Public Radio. Today, meet John Arvish.
Programs you host:
What I Like About Jazz, Morning Freeforms, occasionally Blues On the Move, Muse’s Jukebox, Pazz & Jop, Dimensions in Jazz.
How long have you worked at MTPR?
I started here in the late Summer or early Fall of 1995, so going on 23 years.
What music do you like to listen to when you’re not at MTPR?
Jazz, Blues, Rock’n’Roll, a little classical, Broadway.
What do you like to do when you’re not at MTPR?
I teach middle school, and love to read, watch movies, get in the outdoors a bit, and spend time with my wife, our animals, and our friends. I have a long standing love of music and theater, and have been involved in many facets of the arts in Western Montana.
What’s your favorite food?
Anything Asian- Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Sushi.
What’s your favorite movie?
Too many to name- I’m a lover of mysteries, especially '30s and '40s, and all things Hitchcock.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a singer and actor, and have spent a fair amount of time on stage as well as behind the scenes, doing sound and other tech.
What’s the best thing about working at MTPR?
Freedom to share what I love, and the incredible sense of community among the staff and our listeners.
What’s your favorite thing about MTPR listeners?
Pet Wars! Which side are you on?
Dogs ... no cats ... no dogs ... wait ... how do I choose?