Montana PBS features Made in Montana

Posted on 27 April 2017

Montana Living

UM Journalism students highlight Montana businesses on MontanaPBS

MISSOULA – A new episode of the student-produced television program “Business: Made in Montana” features six more companies from across the state. The program premieres at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, on MontanaPBS.

Flyvines is a unique Missoula business that uses stay-at-home moms to transform blemished fishing line into take-home treasures. Alley Wood Rescue of Missoula reclaims wood and turns it into functional gifts and beautiful household décor. Whiskey Leatherworks from Missoula started when a pair of friends began crafting leather into special belts, wallets and more.

A Missoula family business, Montana Wreaths, keeps the holiday season fresh and green. Another Missoula company, Exhale Bag Co., features a revolutionary CO2 bag to help indoor gardening. Viewers also will visit Butte’s Headframe Spirits, where the distillery connects the community’s past and the present.

Students at the UM School of Journalism and Department of Radio-Television produced the program during fall semester 2016. Junior journalism student Maria Anderson from Kent, Washington, hosts the program. During the past 24 years, “Business: Made in Montana” has featured more than 200 different businesses across the state.

The program will repeat at 2:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4; at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7; at 5:30 a.m. Monday, May 8; and at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10.
“Business: Made in Montana” is made possible with support from the Greater Montana Foundation. Founded by pioneer broadcaster Ed Craney in 1958, the GMF provides grants to improve the quality of communications of important issues through electronic media. More information is available online at http://www.greatermontana.org.   
MontanaPBS comprises KUFM-TV in Missoula and KUSM-TV in Bozeman and is a service of UM and Montana State University. More information is online at http://montanapbs.org.    
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