Ray Ekness

Documentary Special
8:18 am
Thu February 5, 2015

MTPR Radio Theater

02/08/2015 - UM journalism professor Ray Ekness loves old radio plays. “I've always been interested in radio dramas going back to my days in college listening to War of the Worlds.”  Ekness produced two versions of War of the Worlds with an MTPR cast last year, one faithful to the original script and one very funny Montana version.

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Deep Under Butte And Optimism On A Train
9:46 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

MTPR Radio Theater Airs Classic Big Sky Dramas

Gus Chambers (left) and William Marcus (right) in character.

(Broadcast date Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.)

UM journalism professor Ray Ekness loves old radio plays. “I've always been interested in radio dramas going back to my days in college listening to War of the Worlds.”  Ekness produced two versions of War of the Worlds with an MTPR cast last year, one faithful to the original script and one very funny Montana version.

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MTPR Live Re-Creations
8:39 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

"War of the Worlds" Audio

If you missed the live broadcast on October 30th, 2013, there's no cause for alarm; here it is, tentacles, tote bags, and all: Montana Public Radio's 75 anniversary re-enactment of the 1938 Orson Welles-Mercury Theatre radio drama, "War of the Worlds," along with director Ray Ekness's

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Director Ray Ekness on "Front Row Center"
8:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

War of the Worlds: Orson Welles and his Little Green Men

Sunday, October 27th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with "Heat Ray" Ekness, Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Montana, about Montana Public Radio's October 30th re-enactment of the Mercury Theater's 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama.  Writer Howard Koch and director/narrator Orson Welles adapted the plot of H.G.

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