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Just like everyone else should be doing right now, MTPR is practicing social distancing and the vast majority of our staff is working from home. That means we have to be a little creative as we work to continue broadcasting news, music and children's programs.

It’s an event that we’ve never seen in our lifetime. The coronavirus pandemic is not only dominating the news but our lives as well. Here’s an update on what this all means for Montana Public Radio.

First off, the big news is that MTPR will postpone the Spring Pledge Drive. We want to focus our time and energy on keeping you informed about the quickly changing coronavirus situation and providing moments of respite in stressful times. We’ll push back the pledge drive until after we’ve made it through this crisis and it’s again appropriate to celebrate on-air.


Update: We've postponed these events until further notice out of concern for your health and the health of our employees.

We look forward to hearing from you later this year after we've rescheduled.

Corin Cates-Carney is Montana Public Radio's news director. He was formerly MTPR's Capitol reporter and a Flathead Valley reporter.
William Marcus

I’m proud to announce that Corin Cates-Carney has been hired as the new news director at Montana Public Radio. Corin has been the interim news director since Eric Whitney left this fall.

Montana Public Radio is turning 55 years old! Help us celebrate during an open house on Friday, January 31 from 5 – 7 p.m. at our studios on the UM campus (see map). Visit with staff, enjoy snacks and beverages, get a tour of the station and a look behind the scenes in the newsroom. We hope to see you there!


As we head into 2020, we guarantee that the news and election coverage from our Montana news team and NPR will be civil and thoughtful, music will continue to inspire and celebrate the beauty of the arts, and enriching educational programming will abound.

Montana Public Radio is only possible with your financial investment, which is why your donation now means so much to the future of MTPR.

Give The Gift Of Coffee And Public Radio

Dec 19, 2019
A portion of the proceeds from the Montana Public Radio holiday partnership pack from Montana Coffee Traders goes directly back to support your public radio station.
Montana Coffee Traders

Looking for a last minute gift for a coffee drinking public radio listener? Good news, we've got the perfect idea: The Montana Public Radio holiday partnership pack from Montana Coffee Traders. It includes a 12 oz. bag of Montana Public Radio Blend and a 12 oz. bag of the limited-release Celebration Blend. A portion of the proceeds goes directly back to Montana Public Radio.

Drink a beer for a good cause. On Monday, Dec. 9 from 2 – 8 p.m., one dollar from every pint sold at the Blackfoot River Brewing taproom in Helena will benefit Montana Public Radio. Join us to drink a beer, support your favorite public radio station and visit with station staff.

Find more details and invite your friends.

December 3 is Giving Tuesday, a national day to give back to organizations you care about. Montana Public Radio is there for you day and night with the news you need and the music you love. Your gift today makes you a partner in producing great radio! Make your donation here.

Thanks for supporting your trusted source for non-profit Montana news, arts and music.

It’s the time of year when we look back and think of the people we’re grateful for. I want to say thank you to the best and most dedicated staff in public radio. I am constantly amazed at how much every single person cares about the listeners.