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Last Chance Public Radio has helped bring diverse public radio to the Helena area since 1984.  We provide volunteer and financial support for Helena’s three Montana public and community radio stations:  Montana Public Radio (MTPR) from the University of Montana in Missoula, Yellowstone Public Radio (YPR) from Montana State University - Billings, and KGLT - Alternative Public Radio, from Montana State University in Bozeman! 


Upcoming Helena Events

•    November 18 - Last Chance Public Radio Fall Auction - Staggering Ox

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Join our Fall Auction and Celebration for Helena’s new YPR and KGLT Transmitters!

November 2017 - Last Chance Public Radio is getting ready for our 2017 Fall Auction - Saturday, Nov. 18th, 6pm at the Staggering Ox for our 33rd year helping to ensure quality public radio listening in the Helena area. We'll join with a couple hundred public radio friends and family celebrating this year's big news - Helena's new KGLT and YPR transmitters!

In a cooperative effort with KGLT and Yellowstone Public Radio, Last Chance Public Radio helped both stations acquire new transmitters in Helena – KGLT at 89.1 FM and YPR at 88.5 FM. LCPRA’s donation of its Mt. Belmont transmitter license to YPR catalyzed their trade of the Hogback Mtn. transmitter to KGLT (who also plan to give YPR their 98.1 translator). The effort also addressed our long-term goal to help KGLT acquire a permanent transmitter license for Helena - now all three stations LCPRA brought to Helena are protected and here for the long run.

This year we are focusing more on celebration and less on auctioning hundreds of items. While we will still have a silent auction for quality pottery, paintings, gift baskets, gift certificates and public radio shirts, hats, and mugs – all donated by generous local and Montana merchants, artists, and listeners – the number of items will be fewer to provide more time for all to celebrate public radio, including the new transmitters for KGLT and Yellowstone Public Radio!

Helena’s own Night Crawlers (formerly the WMDs) are back this year for the evening’s musical entertainment. They bring a lively mix of bluegrass tunes - quality music you will love. Our food offerings look to be better than ever, with food and desserts from the Staggering Ox, Mediterranean Grill, Benny’s Bistro, the Big Dipper, Park Avenue Bakery and Main Street Eats, all complimentary with admission.

Local craft beers from Helena’s own Blackfoot River, Lewis & Clark and Ten Mile Creek Brewing companies and a variety of wines from The Pan Handler will be available at the no-host bar; non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Come celebrate another great year of diverse public radio in Helena at Last Chance Public Radio Association’s 29th Annual Fall Auction, Saturday, November 18th, at the Staggering Ox.

Admission - $20 for individuals / 10 years & under free

November 2017 LCPRA Newsletter

November 2017 - The latest newsletter discusses Last Chance Public Radio’s upcoming Fall Auction, Helena's new YPR and KGLT transmitters, Robert F. Morgan's limited edition prints, "And Now From Radio City Music Hall...", About us, and appeals for updated contact information, email addresses, volunteering and board membership.

KGLT Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing - November 6

November 2017 - Meet with KGLT staff and DJ's, Friends of KGLT and Last Chance Public Radio board members on Monday, November 6, 5-8 pm at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company.  Enjoy fine beer and friends for alternative public radio.  We're excited this year to celebrate KGLT's new permanent Helena transmitter at 89.1 FM, let us know how it's working for you. For each beer sold, the Blackfoot will contribute $1 to the Friends of KGLT.  The Blackfoot Taproom is located at 66 South Park Avenue in Helena.

To Greener Pastures - Retiring LCPRA Board Members

October 2017 – Co-Chair Bob Frantz and Emeritus board members Blair Krumm and Dallas Miller retired from the Board of Directors this month, following our October 5 Annual meeting.  We thank them for their long years of help, and hope to see then more.

LCPRA Annual Meeting – October 5

October, 2017 - Last Chance Public Radio Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 5, 6 pm at the home of LCPRA board member Dawn North, 707 2nd St. in Helena. LCPRA will host a Potluck and BBQ with burgers, brats and beverages provided.  Please join us! 

LCPRA ♥ State Employees – State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign & Non-Profit Fair – Monday, September 25

September 2017 – Last Chance Public Radio is a regular participant in the annual State Employees' Charitable Giving Campaign, and will be at the SECGC Non-Profit Fair at the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, September 25, from 10am to 2pm.  LCPRA thanks state employees for their long-term support, and hopes you’ll remember us again this year; our SECGC organization code is 5110.

New Transmitters for KGLT and YPR in Helena!

September 2017 – In a cooperative effort with KGLT and Yellowstone Public Radio, Last Chance Public Radio helped both stations acquire new transmitters in Helena – KGLT at 89.1 FM and YPR at 88.5 FM.- both signals began broadcasting last month.  LCPRA’s donation of its Mt. Belmont transmitter license to YPR helped catalyze their trade of the Hogback Mtn. transmitter to KGLT, who also plan to give YPR their 98.1 translator. The effort also addressed our long-term goal to help KGLT acquire a permanent transmitter license for Helena - now all three stations LCPRA brought to Helena are protected and here for the long run. (Oct. rev.)

LCPRA Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing – September 18, 5-8pm

September 2017 – Join Last Chance Public Radio members at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.’s Community Monday, September 18, from 5 - 8 pm at the Blackfoot Taproom, at 66 Park Avenue in Helena.  The generous folks at the Blackfoot will donate $1 to Last Chance Public Radio for each beer sold.  Enjoy fine beer and friends while helping ensure quality public radio listening in Helena.

New Board Members Elected

February 2017 - Welcome to Julia Schoebel and Claudia Davis who were elected to the Board of Directors at the December 14, 2016 and February 2, 2017 Board meetings.


See News page for complete archive ...


And Now from Radio City Music Hall...

Last Chance Public
              Radio Association painting by artist Robert Morgan


Limited edition prints of Robert F. Morgan's painting "And Now From Radio City Hall ..." are available for a minimum $65 donation to the Last Chance Public Radio Association. The prints--12" x 16" image on a 17" x 22" page--are signed and numbered.  Contact a board member to order your copy.








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We’re updating our list of public radio friends to share our latest events and activities with you.  Make sure we have your latest contact information (especially email address to help us keep costs down) - we will not give your information to others.  Please tell your friends about LCPRA and our upcoming events.

Last Chance Public Radio is working for Helena’s public radio future; we’re always on the lookout for volunteers interested in helping us ensure quality public radio listening in the Helena area – email us at admin@lastchanceradio.org

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