Montana Public Radio received a $ 300,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust to expand news coverage in western and central Montana over the next two years. The grant will allow MTPR to add a reporter for the first time in Great Falls and to fill the currently vacant position in Butte.
“We’re excited to better serve our listeners with more news from Southwest Montana and the Golden Triangle,” said Corin Cates-Carney, news director for MTPR. “Our media team will be able to do additional reporting on the environment, agriculture, Indigenous affairs and more.”
Award-winning MTPR journalists present daily Montana news updates and reports on air during “The Morning Edition” from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and “All Things Considered” by 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Podcasts such as “Fireline”, “Shared State”, “Richest Hill”, “Subsurface”, “Capitol Talk” and “Campaign Beat”.
“We are proud to have been selected by the Otto Bremer Trust for this grant,” said Anne Hosler, Acting Director of Development for MTPR. “Wider media coverage helps fulfill MTPR’s mission of enriching mind and spirit and inspiring a life of learning.”
The Otto Bremer Trust is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based private charitable bank and trust company that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Founded in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Visit https://ottobremer.org for more information.