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Feb 7, 2012

Ostrom News Team to Kick Off FVCC President's Lecture Series Spring Season

Father and daughter Flathead Valley radio icons George Ostrom and Wendy Ostrom-Price will team up to kick off the spring season of Flathead Valley Community College’s President’s Lecture Series February 21 with their presentation, “Local Media:  Past & Present.”  Free and open to the public, the event will take place at 7 p.m. in the large community meeting room inside the Arts and Technology Building on the college’s Kalispell campus.

The lecture marks the first time the “Ostrom news team” has come together in such a way for five years.  Ostrom and Ostrom-Price will facilitate a conversation about their unique approach to covering local issues and the changing role of media in the news today.

Ostrom’s career in the radio broadcasting industry spans over 50 years, and he is currently heard weekday mornings on KGEZ AM600.   He is the author of three books and is a national award-winning columnist for the “Hungry Horse News.”  He continues to lead hikes with the “Over-the-Hill Gang” in Glacier Park and the surrounding area.  Ostrom served in the United States Army and worked as a smoke jumper before entering his career in broadcasting.   He has served on various boards in the community including the Red Cross, ALERT, Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and The University of Montana President’s Advisory Council, among others.  Ostrom was inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

Ostrom-Price was a reporter, news anchor and talk show host at KOFI Radio for approximately 17 years.  She has received numerous awards from the Montana Broadcasting Association, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.  At its height, her “KOFI TALK” radio program was ranked as the number one talk show in the Flathead Valley.  In 2007, Ostrom-Price became the public relations officer for Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. where her duties continue to include media relations and communications.  She has served on various community boards and committees, and she is currently a member of the Kalispell Noon Rotary Club and sits on the Whitefish Chamber Board of Directors as well as the “Daily Inter Lake” Editorial Board.

For complete information on the FVCC President’s Lecture Series spring schedule, visit www.fvcc.edu/presidentslectureseries.html or call 756-3832.