MTPR

William Marcus

Ray Ekness Named As New Director Of Broadcast Media Center

Aug 3, 2016

After a national search, the University of Montana has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV.

Ekness is a UM School of Journalism professor and former department chair of the Department of Radio-Television. He will start his new director duties Aug. 22.

On the eve of William Marcus' retirement from Montana Public Radio, enjoy some of the radio stories William produced for National Public Radio in the 1980s and 1990s.

Photo of Linda Talbott and Wililam Marcus
Photo: Bruce Muhlbradt Photography

With the end of my tenure as Director of the Broadcast Media Center less than a week away, I want to say thank you for your wonderful support of Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS. I also want to let you know what the plans are to maintain the administrative leadership of MTPR and KUFM-TV / MontanaPBS.

"Performance Today" did an episode on our outgoing director William "Side Two" Marcus. Watch the video to learn the origin of the nickname.

William Marcus: The Early Years

Jun 23, 2015

In honor of William Marcus' retirement we take a short peek into his childhood in Wibaux, his rebellious phase, and the evolution of his fashion sense.

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