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

Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, persistent rain keeps rancher Sterling Small from getting into the hills to check on his new calf crop and seeding the barley he'll use for forage next winter, so he decided to head to Oklahoma to compete in an Indian Rodeo.


courtesy Neltje

The artist known as Neltje was born Neltje Doubleday, daughter of Nelson Doubleday of Doubleday Publishing. Neltje's recent memoir, North of Crazy, is a passionate, compelling, and frank chronicling of an extraordinary life, from her parents' alcoholism and near-abandonment in childhood to finding peace as an abstract expressionist painter living and working in northern Wyoming.


Field Days: Rain

May 17, 2017
courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, host Sarah Brown talks to rancher Sterling Small about wet weather on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.

courtesy Richard Ford, Ted Waddell

On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, Corby Skinner speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford about his new memoir Between Them. Following that, Corby talks with painter and sculptor Ted Waddell about the new book Theodore Waddell: My Montana, which recounts his 50 year career.


Sterling Small (middle) holds his son Isaac with his cousin Davetta Archambeau
courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, host Sarah Brown discusses how rancher Sterling Small runs his ranching operation with the help of his extended family on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.


courtesy Sterling Small

In the debut of Field Days, host Sarah Brown introduces us to rancher Sterling Small, who comes from a long tradition of farming and ranching on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.

photo courtesy Wendy and Jason Jam

On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner discuss poetry with two Montana Poets Laureate and the creative process behind a 100 day drawing challenge with husband-and-wife artist team Jason and Wendy Jam.


(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. 


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.


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