Blues Producer, Broadcast Operations Specialistahooker@ypradio.org
Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood...
Senior Political Reporter/Special Projectsjackie@ypradio.org
Jackie Yamanaka has been news director at YPR since 1986. From her home base in Billings, Jackie covers a wide range of issues across Montana and Wyoming. During the Montana Legislative session, she re-locates to the state Capitol in Helena...
Jill Hirschi joined Yellowstone Public Radio in February 2016. She brings several years of fundraising experience to the station. When she is not at work, Jill enjoys biking, knitting and quilting.
Chief Engineer/Technical Directorjnichols@ypradio.org
Morning Edition Hostkerickson@ypradio.org
Kay Erickson has been working in broadcasting in Billings for more than 20 years. She spent well over a decade as news assignment editor at KTVQ-TV before joining the staff at YPR. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a...
Ken Siebert began work at YPR in 1992 as a part-time, evening board operator. He was hired full time in 1994. Over the years, Ken has hosted, co-hosted, produced, and edited a number of ongoing local programs and special interview programs,...
Kurt joins us from Michigan with 30 years of broadcasting experience, the last 15 of which were in public media. “I love that the mission of public radio is to serve our local communities and to provide information and...
Originally from Michigan, Laura Voight joined Yellowstone Public Radio in July 2015. As the Listener Support and Volunteer Coordinator, her responsibilities include processing pledges, donations, and thank you gifts, and coordinating...
Underwriting and Public Informationmaddie@ypradio.org
Maddie has been a public radio junkie since her middle school days and enthusiastically joined the Yellowstone Public Radio team as the Underwriting and Public Information specialist in April 2017.
In her off-time, Maddie loves exploring...
Nate Hegyi is a reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau based at Yellowstone Public Radio. He earned an M.A. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism in 2016 and interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in 2014. In a prior life, he...
Business and Finance Managerszimmerman@ypradio.org
Shelley Zimmerman joined the team at Yellowstone Public Radio at the end of December, 2015. She brings several years of accounting and budgeting experience gained while working at Montana State University Billings for over 25 years. She...
Steve Shadley joined Yellowstone Public Radio from Reno, Nevada.
He’s worked for more than three decades as a journalist at public radio stations across the country including Fort Collins, Colorado, Phoenix (his hometown), Madison,...
Broadcast Operations Specialistwjessen@ypradio.org
Originally from Wyoming, Wesley joined Yellowstone Public Radio in December of 2007. He started as a board operator during the evenings, eventually moving to his current position of Broadcast Operations Specialist.