Ken Siebert will lead the herd of ‘a rare medium well done,’ KEMC/Yellowstone Public Radio, beginning April 27, 2020. He was officially appointed to general manager after serving as interim general manager since mid-January 2020.
Siebert has built a long-standing career at Yellowstone Public Radio. His tenure at YPR dates back to 1992, when he was hired as a part-time, evening board operator, which led to a full-time position just two years later.
Since then, Siebert has fulfilled the roles of Production Assistant, Webmaster, and was YPR’s General Manager from 2011 to 2016, when he stepped aside to serve as YPR’s Program Director to oversee an expansion of locally-produced public affairs programs, acting as editor and producer for “Flavors Under the Big Sky” with host Stella Fong, “Resounds” with co-hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige, “56 Counties” with host Russel Rowland, and the award-winning “Field Days” with host Sarah Brown. He has been the host, co-host, producer, and editor of various local programs and special interview programs across his 28 years at YPR. He has hosted the bi-annual on-air fund raising weeks since 2010. A career highlight was his decade of being Marvin Granger’s co-host on the live call in program, “Your Opinion, Please!” from 1998 to 2008.
“With unmatched dedication and passion for public radio Ken Siebert is a good fit for the position of General Manager,” commented Chancellor Edelman. “We are confident he will continue to successfully move YPR in the right direction.”
Located on the western edge of the MSU Billings university campus, KEMC/Yellowstone Public Radio provides in-depth news, public affairs, and cultural programming to a general adult audience in Montana and northern Wyoming—more specifically, news which focuses on meaning and detail; public affairs which offers complete expression of ideas and the opportunity for listener discussion; and cultural programming expressing heritage and innovation in the arts and humanities