Montana Public Radio

Saxon Lorien Holbrook

Technical Director

Saxon is a Missoula native who is so pleased to have come full circle back to the Broadcast Media Center.  In 1987, as a Physics student at the University of Montana, he began working for Montana Public Radio as an audio engineer where he engineered the Catfish John Show and Musician's Spotlight, as well as recording the Missoula Symphony, countless recitals and other projects.  While working for MTPR, he completed a degree in Physics, after which, he completed a Master's Degree in Computer Science and worked for a research lab on the University of Montana campus for nearly 15 years as a System and Network Administrator.  Saxon rejoined the Broadcast Media Center in 2009.

In his free time, he rafts, snowmobiles and bow hunts, likes to hike, is developing a green lifestyle at his home and sings with the University of Montana Chamber Chorale, The Missoula Symphony Chorale and the Missoula Mendelssohn Club.

Ways to Connect

On April 23 around 11 a.m., 91.5 MHz in Missoula went off the air for about 75 minutes. During that time, we were performing software and firmware upgrades to the transmitter in order to ensure we were running the most stable and current version of the software which provides monitoring and control of the transmitter’s performance.  

As the snow melts to grant us access, we will repeat this procedure for 89.5 MHz in Polson, 90.1 MHz in Kalispell and 90.5 MHz in Libby. Conditions at our transmitter sites can change quickly, but we'll do our best to provide as much advanced notice as possible before any outages.

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