I tell anyone who asks that I have the best job on the planet. I not only have the privilege of steering Montana Public Radio into its 51st year, I also have the partnership of thousands of deeply engaged listeners - helping, donating, and rooting for our station’s success.
Everyone has a story, but how do great storytellers draw listeners to even the most mundane stories? That's what Ira Glass, host and producer of "This American Life" demonstrated Saturday during his "Reinventing Radio" show in front of a sold out audience at the University of Montana in Missoula.
You could win one of eight VIP ticket packages for Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass, on September 12, 2015 in Missoula, Montana. Winners will receive a ticket to the show, and a pass to the VIP reception before the show, giving them a chance to rub elbows with Ira Glass. Tell us how you listen to "This American Life" for a chance to win.
August was a stormy month at Montana Public Radio. On the evening of August 10, when Missoula experienced a remarkable thunderstorm with hurricane level winds, the MTPR team was all hands on deck keeping the station on air. Then 11 days later, a lightning storm crashed both the primary and backup transmitters for Missoula’s 89.1 frequency, and one intrepid engineer had a harrowing night on the mountain.
Join John's friends and collegues at a memorial party, Tuesday, August 25 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Missoula's Bonner Park. Celebrate and remember John's life with music, dancing, and a spaghetti feed for all.
With the end of my tenure as Director of the Broadcast Media Center less than a week away, I want to say thank you for your wonderful support of Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS. I also want to let you know what the plans are to maintain the administrative leadership of MTPR and KUFM-TV / MontanaPBS.