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An archive of news items from Last Chance Public Radio Association, Inc. (LCPRA).


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.

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 Transmitters for KGLT and YPR in Helena!

September 2017 – Last Chance Public Radio in a cooperative effort with KGLT and Yellowstone Public Radio has helped both stations acquire new transmitter frequencies 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 agreed to give YPR their 98.1 translator.  The agreement addressed LCPRA’s long-term goal to help KGLT acquire a permanent transmitter license for 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.


Celebrate Public Radio in Helena at our Fall Auction


November 2016 -  Last Chance Public Radio Association is celebrating its 32nd year bringing diverse public radio to the Helena area with its annual fundraising auction Saturday, November 19th, 6 pm at the Staggering Ox, 400 Euclid Avenue in Helena.  Admission is $20 for individuals with kids 10 years & under free.

 

Again this fall, generous local and Montana merchants, artists, and listeners are donating items for our silent auction.  Auction items include pottery, paintings, indoor and outdoor recreation items, gift baskets, books, public radio shirts, hats, and mugs – and a variety of gift certificates from local restaurants and establishments, professional services, and more.  If you have something special you’d like to donate, contact Dawn North at 443-4284.

 

Helena’s own Nightcrawlers (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.  Enjoy tasty food and desserts from the Staggering Ox, Mediterranean Grill, Benny’s Bistro, Sweetgrass Bakery, and the Big Dipper, complimentary with admission.  Local craft beers from Helena’s Blackfoot River, Lewis & Clark and Ten Mile 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 and help celebrate another great year of diverse public radio in Helena at Last Chance Public Radio Association’s 28th Annual Fall Auction.


November 2016 LCPRA Newsletter

November 2016 - The latest newsletter includes an article about Last Chance Public Radio’s upcoming Fall Auction, and an appeal for volunteers and board members.

LCPRA ♥ State Employees – State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign & Non-Profit Fair – Monday, September 26

September, 2016 – 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 26, 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.

LCPRA Annual Meeting – September 5

September, 2016 - Last Chance Public Radio Association held its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 15 - 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! 

YPR Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing – September 6, 3-6pm

September, 2016 - Meet with Yellowstone Public Radio staff and DJ's and Last Chance Public Radio board members on Monday, March 14, 4 - 8 pm at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company and enjoy fine beer for alternative public radio. 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.

KGLT Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing - March 14, 5-8pm

March, 2016 - Meet with KGLT staff and DJ's, Friends of KGLT and Last Chance Public Radio board members on Monday, March 14, 5 - 8 pm at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company and enjoy fine beer for alternative public radio. 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.

Farewell to our Treasurer

January, 2016 -  Last Chance Public Radio’s Treasurer, Chino Suzuki, will be leaving Montana for a warmer New Mexico climate.  We were very fortunate to have Chino (an actual accountant) manage our finances, and help with our other activities. We’ll miss her fun-loving personality and wish her well in the land of enchantment. 


Celebrate Public Radio in Helena at our Fall Auction

November, 2015 - Last Chance Public Radio Association is celebrating its 31st year bringing diverse public radio to the Helena area with its annual fundraising auction Saturday, November 21st, 6 pm at the Staggering Ox, 400 Euclid Avenue in Helena.  Admission is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples.

Again this fall, generous local and Montana merchants, artists, and listeners are donating items for our silent auction.  Auction items include pottery, paintings, indoor and outdoor recreation items, gift baskets, books, public radio shirts, hats, and mugs – and a variety of gift certificates from local restaurants and establishments, professional services, and more. If you would like to donate, contact Dawn North at 443-4284.

Helena’s WMDs are back this year for the evening’s musical entertainment.  They bring a lively medley of folk, old-time country blues, and …whatever they want! – quality music you will love.  Enjoy tasty food and desserts from the Staggering Ox, Mediterranean Grill, Benny’s Bistro, Sweetgrass Bakery, Vanilla Bean, and the Big Dipper, complimentary with admission.  Local craft beers from Helena’s Blackfoot River and Lewis & Clark Brewing Companies and a variety of wines from the Pan Handler will be available at the no-host bar; non-alcoholic beverages also available.

Come and help celebrate another great year of diverse public radio in Helena at Last Chance Public Radio Association’s 27th Annual Fall Auction.

November 2015 LCPRA Newsletter

November 2015 - The latest newsletter includes an article about Last Chance Public Radio’s upcoming Fall Auction, membership and support information, and an appeal for volunteers and potential board members.

LCPRA Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing – Oct. 12, 5-8pm

October 2015 – Come join Last Chance Public Radio members at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.’s Community Monday, October 12, 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.

LCPRA at State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign & Non-Profit Fair – September 28

September 2015 – 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 28, 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.

LCPRA Annual Meeting – September 17

September 2015 - Last Chance Public Radio Association held its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 17 - 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!

KGLT Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing - March 2, 4-8pm

March 2015 - Meet with KGLT staff and DJ's, Friends of KGLT and Last Chance Public Radio board members on Monday, March 2, 4 - 8 pm at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company and enjoy fine beer for alternative public radio. 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.


Celebrating our 30th Year at our Annual Fall Auction

November 2014 - The Last Chance Public Radio Association is celebrating its 30th year bringing public radio to the Helena area with its annual fundraising auction Saturday, November 22nd, 6 pm at the Staggering Ox, 400 Euclid Avenue in Helena. Admission is $15 for individuals, $25 for couples, with kids 17 & under free.

Again this fall, generous local and Montana merchants, artists, and listeners are donating items for our silent auction, such as pottery, paintings, massage, indoor and outdoor recreation items, gift baskets, books, public radio shirts, hats, and mugs - and a variety of gift certificates from local restaurants and establishments, professional services, and more.  If you would like to donate, contact Dawn North at 443-4284.

New to us this year – Balled in Burlap will provide the evening’s musical entertainment.  Great food and dessert from the Staggering Ox, Mediterranean Grill, Benny’s Bistro, Sweetgrass Bakery, and the Big Dipper, will be complementary with the price of admission.  There will be a no-host bar featuring beer from Helena’s Blackfoot River and Lewis and Clark Brewing Companies, and a variety of wines from the Pan Handler; non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Come and help celebrate another great year of diverse public radio in Helena at the Last Chance Public Radio Association’s 26th Annual Fall Auction.

November 2014 LCPRA Newsletter

November 2014 - The latest newsletter includes articles about Last Chance Public Radio’s upcoming Fall Auction, a welcome to new and returning board members, and an appeal for volunteers and potential board members.

LCPRA Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing – Oct. 27, 5-8pm

October 2014 – Come join Last Chance Public Radio members at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.’s Community Monday, October 27, from 5 - 8 pm at the Blackfoot Taproom, at 66 Park Avenue in Helena.  Meet with us, toast the changing season, and tell us your mind on public radio 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.

LCPRA Annual Meeting - October 9

September 2014 - Last Chance Public Radio Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 9 - 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 – September 29

September 2014 – 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 29, from 10am to 3pm.  LCPRA thanks state employees for their long-term support, and hopes you’ll remember us again this year; our SECGC organization code is 5110.

Returning LCPRA Board Members

June 2014 – Returning board members Gretchen Bingman, Blair Krumm, and Dallas Miller were reelected to the Board of Directors at the June 17 Board meeting.

KGLT Community Monday at Blackfoot River Brewing Company - March 3, 4-8pm

March 2, 2014 - Meet with KGLT staff and DJ's, Friends of KGLT and Last Chance Public Radio board members on Monday, March 3, 4 - 8 pm at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company and enjoy fine beer for alternative public radio. For each beer sold, the Blackfoot will contribute $1 to the Friends of KGLT. The Blackfoot is located at 66 South Park Avenue in Helena.


New Board Members Elected

December 2013 - Judi Johnston and Chino Suzuki were elected to the Board of Directors at the December 17 Board meeting.

November 2013 Newsletter Published

Nov. 14, 2013 - The latest newsletter includes articles about the upcoming fundraising auction, a thank you to several departing board members for their help and commitment, and an appeal for volunteers and potential board members.

It’s Time to Celebrate Public Radio in Helena

Nov. 5, 2013 - The Last Chance Public Radio Association is celebrating its 29th year of bringing diverse public radio to the Helena area by holding its annual fundraising auction Saturday, November 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Staggering Ox in the Lundy Center, 400 Euclid Ave. in Helena. Admission is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples.

Every fall, generous local merchants, artists, and listeners donate items to be auctioned, such as pottery, aromatherapy, baskets, paintings, books and a wide variety of gift certificates for food and services. If you would like to donate, contact Dawn North at 443-4284.

Music provided by the WMDs, and great food from the Staggering Ox, Mediterranean Grill, Chili O’Brien’s and the Big Dipper, will be complementary with the price of admission. There will be a no-host bar featuring beer from Helena’s Blackfoot River and Lewis and Clark Brewing Companies, and a variety of wines from the Pan Handler. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Come and help celebrate another great year of public radio in Helena at the Last Chance Public Radio Association’s 25th Annual Fall Auction.

Annual Meeting Scheduled for October 9

Sept. 24, 2013 - Last Chance Public Radio Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 PM at the home of LCPRA board member Terry Chute, 2440 Le Grande Cannon Boulevard, Helena. The meeting will include a potluck and BBQ with burgers and beverages provided by LCPRA.

We're looking for new volunteers who love public and community radio. Please join us!

For further information, contact Tom Golnar, 449-0115.

State Employees' Charitable Giving Campaign Organization Code

Sept. 24, 2013 - When completing your State Employees' Charitable Giving Campaign pledge form, please remember Last Chance Public Radio Association's organization code is 5110.

New Board Member Elected

Aug. 5, 2013 - Terry Chute was elected to the Board of Directors at the July 24 Board meeting.

KGLT Community Monday Event at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company Scheduled for March 4

Feb. 11, 2013 - Join public radio supporters and KGLT staff on Monday, March 4, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company for this popular event. For every glass of beer sold, the Blackfoot will contribute $1 to KGLT. The Blackfoot is located at 66 South Park Avenue in Helena.


December 2012 Newsletter Published

Dec. 23, 2012 - The latest newsletter includes articles about the organization's future direction and a thank you to several departing board members for their many years of dedicated service.

No Fall Fundraising Auction in 2012

Oct. 22, 2012 - The Board of Directors decided to forgo this year’s fundraising auction and spend the time instead determining where the organization should go in the future. If you have ideas about the Last Change Public Radio Association’s direction and priorities, please contact the Board at admin@lastchanceradio.org.

Annual Meeting Scheduled for Monday, September 24 at 7PM at Lewis & Clark Public Library

Sept. 17, 2012 - Please join us on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 PM for our annual meeting in the big conference room at the Lewis and Clark Public Library. We really need fresh faces to help out the board. We have big questions that need to be answered as to our future goals and whether we should even continue to exist. We urge interested parties to come help us!

KGLT Night at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company, March 12

Jan. 23, 2012 - On Monday, March 12, meet with KGLT staff and LCPRA board members, talk public radio and enjoy fine beer at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company, 66 S. Park Avenue, Helena from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Blackfoot will donate $1 to KGLT for each beer sold! Contact Dave Highness, Chair, for further information.


Possible New Radio Station "in Limbo" with FCC

Nov. 27, 2011 - The Helena Independent Record featured an article about the "bureaucratic tangle" involving the Federal Communications Commission, Last Chance Public Radio Association, Calvary Chapel of Helena and other entities with regard to our application for a new radio station transmitter license.

Annual Fundraiser Auction a Huge Success

Nov. 22, 2011 - Thank you to all the auction item donors, sponsors, attendees and organizers for a great fundraiser on November 19. A large group of supporters came out for delicious food and beverages, lively music and a wide variety of silent auction items. We appreciate your support for public radio in Helena. If you have questions or comments about the event, please contact Dawn, 443-4284, or Dave, 443-2040.

New Yellowstone Public Radio Transmitter Goes Live at 89.1 FM

Oct. 23, 2011 - Yellowstone Public Radio (YPR) is now transmitting at 89.1 FM in the Helena area. The new signal is vertically polarized so it is best heard on a vertical antenna similar to your car. If you have poor reception at home you may want to purchase a vertical FM antenna with a signal amplifier.

LCPRA will continue to translate YPR on 96.7 FM through the winter, but at some point next year that frequency will be transferred to a new owner as agreed in the FCC settlement that allowed YPR to get the new transmitter.

Thanks to YPR for all their efforts to secure their signal in Helena!


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