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Thank You For Investing In Public Radio

Jun 12, 2020
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Thank you to everyone who donated during our rescheduled spring pledge drive! We raised $630,000 toward our $650,000 spring goal.

Dogs won Pet Wars with 645 votes compared to 412 for cats. Goats and chickens made a good showing, but still have a long way to go to compete with cats & dogs.

Your investment in local non-profit news, music, children’s programming and your favorite NPR programs powers us forward.

Public radio connects us across the state and across the nation. When you're looking for Montana or national news, locally hosted music programs or one-of-a-kind children's shows, Montana Public Radio is here for you — because of you. Together, we make public media possible.

Become a member today or make a donation for those who are unable to. Every donation gets us closer to our $650,000 spring fundraising goal. Thank you for your commitment to local, non-profit news, arts and music.

Restaurant window in Missoula, MT with a sign saying 'open for distant dining or delivery.'
William Marcus / Montana Public Radio

Starting June 1 Montana will no longer require out-of-state travelers to quarantine for 14 days. Gov. Steve Bullock also announced Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening plan during a press conference Tuesday.

Montana takes another step toward reopening, with the lowest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the country.

Now Hiring: Capitol Bureau Chief

May 11, 2020
Montana Capitol.
William Marcus / Montana Public Radio

Come to work with our award-winning news team! We're hiring a full time Capitol Bureau Chief to report from Helena on state government, policy and politics. Applications accepted through May 24.

The Bureau Chief will follow legislative committee hearings and debates, assess news value of state government issue and policy developments, conduct interviews, write, edit, and produce news stories.

A small airplane coming in for a landing

The federal appeals court in Washington D.C. ordered the National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration last week to craft management plans for flight tours in Glacier National Park and 22 other national parks within the next two years.

Your Donation Goes Further Today

May 5, 2020

Today is "Giving Tuesday NOW," a day to celebrate generosity and to support nonprofits that keep our communities strong. If we get 55 pledges in any amount today a generous supporter will add a $5,000 matching donation.

If you're able to contribute today, your donation will go even further in support of the news, music and children's programming you rely on.

While our spring pledge drive is postponed, the need for listener support for Montana Public Radio is not.

For those of us who believe in fact-based journalism, or recognize the need for educational children’s programming, or depend on the music that feeds our souls, now is the time to stand up for what you cherish and appreciate. This station is built on listener support and you are our most important partner. Every donation, in any amount, makes a difference right now for our station. Can we count on you to contribute today?

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.