Montana Public Radio is a public service of the University of Montana and began as a student training facility in 1965. Since then, we have become a media network serving western and central Montana and beyond. MTPR is an NPR affiliate with a robust Montana news team, including bureaus in Missoula, the Flathead, and Helena. MTPR produces about 50 percent of our program content, and our eclectic music and entertainment programs include classical, jazz, literature (The Write Question), science, and the longest running children’s radio programs in the country: the Pea Green Boat. We also carry national favorites such as This American Life and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! We broadcast to a population of about 500,000 Montanans, with an estimated weekly audience of 70,000 listeners. We have about 7,000 members who support the station financially, providing about 75 percent of our annual operating funds. Montana Public Radio enriches the mind and spirit, inspires a lifetime of learning, and connects communities through access to exceptional programming.