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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.

Join Us On The MTPR Summer Brew Tour

Aug 5, 2019
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.
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Have a beer on us, chat with General Manager Ray Ekness, Program Director Michael Marsolek and other staff, and listen to a preview reel introducing four new programs coming to the MTPR schedule in September.

Survey: Tell Us How You Stay Connected

Jun 10, 2019
Take the Radio & Tech Survey to tell us how you use the radio, social media, smartphones, tablets, streaming and the web to stay connected.
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Thanks for your interest. This survey is now closed.

As an MTPR listener, you're probably aware that we've been working hard for the past several years to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio and technology landscape.

We're writing now to ask for your opinion. Our goal is to continue to provide great content the way that you want it on the platforms you use most often, so we're inviting you to share your opinions about technology in our annual survey.

MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio reporters have earned numerous awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association for their work in 2018, including an "Outstanding News Operation" award.

Thank you!
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Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered or gave a thank-you gift during MTPR's spring pledge week! Your support makes public radio possible.

At the end of the pledge drive on Sunday night the tally reached $497,413, nearly 81 percent of our $610,000 goal for spring. There were a total of 3,539 listener pledges during the spring fundraiser.

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