Director's Note: MTPR Events In 2018

Feb 1, 2018

I’m so excited for the upcoming year. MTPR has many great events coming up in 2018.

We’ll be in Helena soon for a brown-bag lunch listener get-together on February 13 at the Myrna Loy Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. MTPR is sponsoring the International Guitar Night performance at the Myrna Loy that evening as well.

Ray Ekness is the director of the Broadcast Media Center.

On March 20 in Missoula, MTPR will be co-hosting a live on-stage discussion featuring Krista Tippet of On Being along with guests Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson as part of the show’s Civil Conversations Project. This event is a collaboration with the University of Montana Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Ethics and Public Affairs Program.

Save the date for our spring pledge drive, April 7 -15! We’ll have lot of great live music and special programming, all the wonderful listener-donated thank you gifts and more. Now is also a great time to get a jump start on counting your critters for the annual Pet Wars finale!

Look for the award-winning podcast Threshold to return later in 2018. Amy Martin will take you on an epic journey around the Arctic. We hope you’ve caught our other new podcasts, SubSurface: Resisting Montana’s Underwater Invaders produced by MTPR reporter Nicky Ouellet, and Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs. They and our other podcasts are always available anytime online. Check them out at

MTPR’s news team is gearing up for what should be a very interesting election season in Montana. We’ll have news and analysis from the best news team in the state both on-air and online. In addition to our reporters in Missoula, the Flathead and at the Capitol, Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin are back for Campaign Beat.

I appreciate the dedication of our incredibly talented MTPR staff. They work so hard to keep you informed and entertained.

Montana Public Radio is only possible thanks to you. Your dedication and commitment to MTPR is astounding. Thank you for your continued support, which allows us to keep bringing you “Handpicked Music and News You Can Trust.” Keep listening.