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Last Chance To Get Your MTPR Tote Bag

Nov 1, 2019

The limited-edition MTPR tote is still available, but only for a little while longer. If you missed-out on getting yours during our fall pledge drive, don’t worry, you can still get this great tote as your thank-you gift when you donate $15/month now.

MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio and the University of Montana School of Journalism will host Elizabeth Jensen, the public editor for NPR, for a conversation on journalism ethics.

Jensen and a panel of MTPR reporters, student reporters and journalism faculty will be speaking on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Theater on the UM campus.

Now Hiring: MTPR News Director

Oct 21, 2019

We're looking for an energetic and experienced leader for our award-winning newsroom.

The station has a 54-year history of excellent journalism. The news director produces daily news stories for broadcast and digital platforms. Additionally, they assist and guide the news department in creating timely public affairs and news-oriented podcasts.

The Greenland ice sheet is basically a giant ice cube the size of Alaska. This team of scientists is trying to find out what happens when it melts. This is some of the reporting that earned Threshold several awards this year.
Amy Martin / Threshold Podcast

Congrats to our partners at Threshold podcast! Tonight they'll be accepting a National Edward R. Murrow award — one of the biggest honors in journalism — for their reporting on climate change from around the globe.

Meet your new favorite tote bag.

Matt’s story shows why generations of listeners support Montana Public Radio. This station is a community endeavor, a trusted source that grandparents, parents and children can all rely on. Whether I’m in the office or on the road, I hear from listeners like Matt who are proud to invest in MTPR.

This fall, your contribution is more important than ever to keep MTPR going strong for you and your community.

MTPR News Director Eric Whitney.
Mike Albans / Montana Public Radio

It’s a bittersweet moment at Montana Public Radio today. After five years, Eric Whitney has decided to step down as MTPR news director and move on to a great job with NPR. Eric will soon be the NPR bureau chief for 10 Rocky Mountain and Great Plains states including Montana. He says he will, "be an editor who works with reporters based at NPR member stations and helps them get their stories on network shows, including Morning Editing and All Things Considered." Eric is not going far for his job. He’ll be based in Missoula but will be travelling a bit more, he says.

During our summer brew tour we visited with more than 400 of you over 27 hours of listening. We met listeners of all ages from kids and 20-somethings to an 84-year-old couple from the Flathead Valley.
Ray Ekness / Montana Public Radio

It was quite a summer road trip for Montana Public Radio. What a terrific two weeks to be out and about in Montana!

We hosted our meet-and-greet sessions in nine Montana cities over 11 days. We drove nearly 1,900 miles. With the recent and unusual August rain, everything was so green and golden.

Join us for a one-hour seminar designed to help you craft media campaigns that get results.

You'll learn how to:

  • Break through the media clutter and have your message heard
  • Reach the highly desirable Montana Public Radio audience
  • Calculate the cost-effectiveness of your media investment
  • Cover all of western and central Montana in one cost-effective buy

Starting September 2, you’ll hear an expanded lineup of engaging programs on Montana Public Radio. MTPR staff will be on the road to meet you on the MTPR Summer Brew Tour, August 12-22. Come chat and have a beer with us and listen to a preview reel introducing four new programs coming to the MTPR schedule.