"The Montana Medicine Show," a program produced at the studios of KGLT 91.9FM at Montana State University, has received a $5,000 grant from the Greater Montana Foundation. It is the second time the show has received a grant from the foundation.
The Montana Medicine Show is written, researched and narrated by Derek Strahn, Bozeman High School history teacher. It is produced and directed by KGLT music/program director Jim Kehoe, and recorded/edited by KGLT Recording Engineer Brodie Cates.
"The goal of the Montana Medicine Show is to expose listeners to stories of Montana history in a concise and gripping way," Kehoe said. "Just as historical markers on the sidewalks and highways transport the reader back in time, elevating an otherwise mundane house or meadow into something meaningful and worth preserving; Montana Medicine Show is an audio historical marker which exposes the listener to the stories of Montana no matter what road they travel."
"The Montana Medicine Show is an entertaining celebration of Montana’s history with broad public appeal and meaningful educational content," Strahn said. "The program has relevance for the Treasure State’s residents and visitors, schoolchildren and adults. Its purpose: to connect a broad audience with the engaging anecdotes, colorful personalities, and significant places that make up the fascinating story of the Big Sky Country."
Montana Medicine Show airs six times a week on KGLT: at noon and 6 p.m. in Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. The show is also broadcast six times per week on KHDN-AM in Hardin. To listen to episodes and get more information about "Montana Medicine Show," go to www.montanamedicineshow.com.
KGLT, which is streamed at www.kglt.net, is the 45-year-old alternative public radio station broadcasting on the MSU campus at 97.1 FM, in Helena at 98.1, 89.5 in Livingston and 107.1 in Mammoth Hot Springs. The station plays all genres of music and includes special programming that is community driven and education-focused.
The Greater Montana Foundation benefits the people of Montana by encouraging communication, with an emphasis on electronic media, on issues, trends and values of importance to present and future generations of Montanans. More information about The Greater Montana Foundation can be found at www.greatermontana.org.
Ellen King-Rodgers (406) 994-6484, firstname.lastname@example.org