Ken Siebert

Program Director

Ken Siebert began work at YPR in 1992 as a part-time, evening board operator. He was hired full time in 1994 and in 1999 began work on YPR's website. In 2009, he was named Interim General Manager and was appointed YPR's General Manager in 2011. Over the years, Ken has hosted, co-hosted, produced, and edited a number of ongoing local programs and special interview programs, including a decade as Marvin Granger's co-host on the call-in program Your Opinion, Please!.

Ways to Connect

(Courtesy of Billings Symphony, Jeni Fleming)

On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, co-hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner explore music and mentorship with Anne Harrigan, Director of the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and Jeni Fleming, a Bozeman-based jazz vocalist and piano instructor.


MSU Billings

The last time Abenayaa (Abena) Lane was told to return to her "home country" was just before the presidential election in the fall.

She was shopping at a Walmart in Billings while wearing a head scarf, her hijab, when someone told her that when Trump becomes president, she will need to leave the Big Sky State.

Lane is a soldier in the U.S. Army studying sociology and criminal justice at MSU Billings. She told YPR’s Brie Ripley about one of the first times she felt unwanted in America for being Muslim. 


russellrowland.com, shannray.com

Russell Rowland and Shann Ray are two of Montana’s most prolific contemporary writers. On this episode of Resounds, they talk with Corby Skinner and Anna Paige about the character of place.

photo courtesy Arthouse Cinema and Pub

In downtown Billings, two unique spaces have found new life as venues for the arts. What was once a Greyhound Bus depot is now Pub Station, a live music venue, and the old Center Lanes bowling alley has become the home of Arthouse Cinema and Pub.


Anna Paige

In this first episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige focus on the visual mediums of sculpture.

(Photo courtesy of Facebook/The Silver) https://www.facebook.com/thesilvertheatre/

The Silver in Missoula began demolition Tuesday after the roof collapsed under heavy snow Feb. 4.

The Missoulian reports, officials with the Missoula Foundation say that they do not believe the Silver Theater will be rebuilt after it is demolished.

The 14th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow, had been scheduled to host screenings at the community center for theater, music, and arts. An updated schedule online reflects venue changes.

Caitlin Cromwell

23 year-old Billings artist Phil Griffin went to Standing Rock from the standpoint of someone concerned over human-caused climate change. Upon arrival, however, Griffin soon learned more about himself and his blind spot for his own white privilege.


(Photo courtesy of Mary Hernandez)

Billings Gazette editor Darrell Ehrlick was raised Methodist, studied religion as an undergraduate, then attended seminary. Now he's Muslim. YPR's Brie Ripley spoke with Ehrlick about why he took pen to his opinion column to announce his decision to convert.