John Myers

The MTPR family is sad to announce that John Myers, a longtime host of the afternoon Folk Show and late night music programs, died Wednesday evening at his home after a long battle with cancer.

John's knowledge of music was as big as his heart. He also produced special programs commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and shared his quick wit and humor during our pledge drives.

We will miss his voice and his laugh. Our condolences to his wife, Teresa, and his family and friends. Memorial plans are pending.

As part of Missoula's 2014 Big Read project, two music scholars, Doug Bradley and Hugo Keesing, share their insights with "Folk Show" host John Myers on what American popular and folk music of the 1960s and 1970s can tell us about the Vietnam War.

4/8/14: Join us this afternoon between 2:06-4:00pm as Stan Howe joins John Myers and Beth Anne Austein for the annual Public Radio Week "Folk Show." Expect songs about riding, pining, Rockies and springtime, loose change and sparing a dime, as well as stories about Stan's recent adventures in recording. John will improvise puns, Beth Anne will audibly roll her eyes, and your phone calls will add background cacophony. (800) 325-1565 or 243-6400 or mtpr.org to contribute.