Montana Public Radio Fall Fundraiser tops $274,000

MISSOULA – Listeners donated more than $274,000 during Montana Public Radio’s fall fundraiser that concluded on Oct. 23.

The tally of $274,011 for the six-day event was over 91% of the $300,000 goal. There were 2,165 listener pledges during the on-air fundraiser, which ran Oct. 18- 23.

“During these uncertain times, one thing continues to be certain – the outstanding support for MTPR by our listeners,” said Anne Hosler, MTPR’s membership director. “We are honored by their support and promise to create more great radio.”

“We are humbled by the support of our MTPR listeners,” said Michael Marsolek, MTPR program director. “They have truly made MTPR what it is today with outstanding news, music, information and children’s programming.”

“Thanks to the all the dedicated listeners for their support during our 55th year,” said Ray Ekness, director of the University of Montana Broadcast Media Center.

MTPR needs to raise $2 million – 75% of the station’s total operating budget – from listeners and sponsors during its fundraising year. Listeners can continue to contribute online or via the mail if they missed making their pledge of support last week.

Montana Public Radio is a public service of UM and broadcasts on 89.1 Missoula (KUFM); 91.5 Missoula, city (K218AI); 91.9 Hamilton (KUFN); 89.5 Polson (KPJH); 90.1 Kalispell, Whitefish, North Valley (KUKL); 90.5 Libby (KUFL); 91.7 Kalispell, city (K219BN); 101.3 Swan Lake (K267BJ); 91.3 Butte (KAPC); 91.7 Helena (KUHM); 91.7 Dillon (K219DN); and 89.9 Great Falls (KGPR).

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Contact: Anne Hosler, MTPR membership director, 406-243-4214,; Michael Marsolek, MTPR program director, 406-243-4096,; Ray Ekness, Broadcast Media Center director and MTPR general manager, 406-243-4154,