Digging In The Archives With William Marcus
On the eve of William Marcus' retirement from Montana Public Radio, enjoy some of the radio stories William produced for National Public Radio in the 1980s and 1990s.
William introduces the first piece, called "Fly-Fishing on the Bitterroot River:"
"Jyl Hoyt, our news director at the time, was producing some NPR pieces, which I mixed for her. I thought, 'You know, I could probably do some of these stories myself.' So I pitched a story to Larry Abramson - who is now the dean of the University of Montana School of Journalism - and said I'd like to do a fly-fishing piece. This was around 1985 or 1986. Larry said, 'Sure, I've never heard from anyone in Montana before. Send it in.' So I went out on the Bitterroot River and had one piece of luck after another, with the guys I went out with and the sound."
"Montanans are very genuine. They're very generous, and they just have great stories. If you can find a good story, and put them in a place, it makes great radio."
The other stories in this hour include:
"Greg Morley Canoes"
"The Last Best Place"