Broadcast Views: Montana’s Radio & Television Heritage
The Greater Montana Foundation and the Montana Historical Society partnered in June 2013 on a symposium that highlighted the significant contributions made by Ed Craney to the broadcasting industry, as well as his philanthropic vision and generosity as evidenced by his founding of the Greater Montana Foundation. Additionally, the symposium provided historical context to Montana’s Broadcasting Legacy and current industry, bringing increased understanding to ongoing challenges, and outline trends for potential future growth and change. The general public was invited to attend.
Thursday, June 27th at the Montana Historical Society, began with a reception. Welcoming remarks were offered by MHS Director Bruce Whittenberg; remarks by Lt. Governor John Walsh, followed by a program “Ed Craney: The Man and his Collections” by MOlly Kruckenberg.
This was the official dedication of the Ed Craney Studio, a state-of-the-art recording facility paid for by Greater Montana Foundation grants.
On Friday, June 28th, the symposium was held in the Old Supreme Court Chambers in the State Capitol from 9am-4pm, because there’s not adequate space in the current temporary Ed Craney Studio. When the new MHS building is completed, the new studio will be able to accommodate larger groups.