Norma Ashby

Norma Ashby of Great Falls, Mt. was elected to the GMF Board in 2008.  A native of Helena, Mt. and a journalism graduate of the University of Montana, Norma was a broadcaster at KRTV in Great Falls from 1962-1988. She was hostess and producer of the award-winning “Today in Montana” show and interviewed more than 26,000 guests. She is the author of “Movie Stars & Rattlesnakes: The Heyday of Montana Live Television” and co-hosted the Montana Children’s Miracle Network Telethon with Dan Snyder for several years. She produced 21 television documentaries and co-produced “The Great Falls Story: A Tribute to 125 Years” in 2009. Among the awards and honors she has received: TV Broadcaster of the Year in 1985; named the Most Influential Woman in Great Falls, is an honorary member of the Blackfeet Tribe and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Montana. She was inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named a Montana Humanities Hero in...

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GREATER MONTANA FOUNDATION AWARDS 2013 GRANTS

The Greater Montana Foundation has awarded grants of $256,000 for 2013, including two grants to increase local news programming content for Montana’s commercial stations. “Montana’s radio and TV stations are finding it increasingly difficult to cover local and regional news,” said Randy Morger, FortBenton, Chair of the GMF Board of Trustees. “Strengthening local stations was a primary goal of our founder, Ed Craney, and two of the projects we selected address this issue.”

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