Candidates for U.S. House Seat to Debate on Montana Public Radio

August 26, 2016

MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio will broadcast two debates in the next few days featuring the candidates vying for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House. MTPR, in partnership with Yellowstone Public Radio, will air both debates live on-the-air and stream them live on the web at http://mtpr.org/.

Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke and Democratic challenger Denise Juneau will first debate at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, on the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation town of Frazer.

Yellowstone Public Radio and the Glasgow Courier newspaper will moderate the debate. It is being sponsored by the McCone, Roosevelt and Valley County Farm Bureaus and the Montana Farm Bureau. 

The second debate happens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, on the campus of Montana State University-Billings. A panel of journalists from Yellowstone Public Radio, the Billings Gazette and Cowles Montana Media will ask questions of Zinke, Juneau and Libertarian candidate Mike Fellows.

Montana Public Radio is a service of the University of Montana-Missoula. Montana Public Radio FM broadcast stations are 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: Eric Whitney, KUFM news director, 406-243-4075, eric.whitney@umontana.edu.