‘Bug Bytes’ Radio Program and Podcast Takes Flight

January 11, 2019

MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio and the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium have hatched a new bug-themed radio program and podcast.

The first of 20 episodes of “Bug Bytes” premiered Jan. 7. The new program airs Mondays at 4:56 p.m. between the popular children’s program “The Pea Green Boat” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” New episodes will air each Monday for the next 19 weeks.

“We’re thrilled to find another outlet for listeners to learn about the incredible world of insects,” said Jen Marangelo, the executive director at the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium.

The stories were written and presented by Glenn and Jen Marangelo. The pair worked closely with MTPR’s Autumn Barnes who recorded and edited the programs. Funding for the segments was provided by the Greater Montana Foundation.

“Montana Public Radio is happy to work with another local entity like the Butterfly House,” MTPR program director Michael Marsolek said.

Listeners can tune in to MTPR or listen on-line at http://www.mtpr.org/listen. The episodes also will be archived on the Montana Public Radio website.

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); 89.9 Great Falls (KGPR); and 98.3 White Sulphur Springs (K252AD).

Learn more at http://www.mtpr.org and http://www.missoulabutterflyhouse.org.

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Contact: Glenn Marangelo, development and community relations director, Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 406-317-1211, glenn@missoulabutterflyhouse.org; Michael Marsolek, Montana Public Radio program director, 406-243-4931, michael.marsolek@umontana.edu.