Born in Iowa, Michael became a Montanan in his early teens when his family moved to the Gallatin Valley. Foth -rhymes with both - started his broadcast career while in high school, working part-time at an AM religious station in Belgrade. Over the years, his work path allowed him opportunities in Salt Lake City, Denver, and southern Minnesota. Michael returned to the airwaves in Billings in 2005 and has been with Townsquare Media, Billings since 2017. Interests: reading (mostly fiction), history, gardening, cooking, fishing, motorcycles, playing blackjack, and hanging out with his family. Favorite foods: smoked meats, steak, seafood, thin-crust pizza. Movies he's watched more than 10 times: Family Vacation, Happy Gilmore, Tommy Boy. Ideal vacation: Any place with a beach, pool, and palm trees. Favorite part of this job: Everyone has a unique story, and Michael loves finding those interesting stories and sharing them with our listeners and readers. Music: A rocker at heart, Michael enjoys all styles of music from classic country to pop. Personal stuff: "#Dad Life" is what it's all about for Michael. Married since 2010, he has three older step-kids and two younger girls who have him completely wrapped around their fingers. Three dogs and a cat round out their household.
From Billings to the Big Screen. Montana’s ‘Toy Story’ Connection
Billings-born artist Bud Luckey was the fifth animator hired by Pixar when the company was founded in the late 80s. His contribution to Toy Story likely helped make the movie franchise a phenomenal success.
How Many Israel’s Would fit in Montana? How about Gaza?
A quick refresher on world geography reveals how tiny the land mass of Israel and the Gaza strip are compared to our vast state.
An Abandoned Hotel in Circle, Montana Gives Us the Chills
The 'Gladstone' was built to serve as a glorious railroad hotel in Montana. It's darker history includes being used as an infirmary and morgue during the Great Flu epidemic. Is it haunted? Um...
Stunning Murals in this Old Montana Church Were Painted by a Cook
With no formal artistic training, the spectacular paintings in this historic Montana church were done by the resident cook/handyman over 115 years ago.
Montana’s Sweetest Secrets: Which Candy Matches These 10 Towns?
Everybody is talking candy this time of year, so we came up with 10 perfect candies to represent these 10 Montana towns. We see you, Missoula. You too, Whitefish.
Naked and Afraid Should Come to this Montana Spot Next. Here’s Why
The popular show has been in Montana twice. If they ever come back, we love to see the cast survive 40 days in this rugged area.
Here’s Why Montana Landowners Don’t Let Hunters on their Property
A Montana rancher found one of his cows been shot with an arrow last week in Powell County. Officials ask anyone with info to call 1-800-TIP-MONT or the Powell County Sheriff's Office at 406-846-2711.
Bet Big? Montanans Gambled a Record Amount of Money this Year
There are over 130 places to gamble in Billings. Two small towns in Yellowstone County have just eight machines... total.
Wyoming Man Creates Awesome Upcycled Flaming Fire Pit Skulls
The flaming skulls can burn for up to two hours and are made from upcycled waste paper and recycled wax.
Montanan Wins Prestigious 2023 Federal Duck Stamp Competition
From 199 entries, Belgrade artist Chuck Black won the 89-year-old competition with his stunning rendition of a northern pintail duck he first photographed in 2020 near Yellowstone.
This Montana NFL Stud Stars in Hilarious Safe Driving Ad Campaign
The 2022 second round draft pick for the Falcons is off to a great start in Week 1. Former Bobcat and Dillon, MT Native Troy Andersen also stars in a series of hilarious ads from the Montana Department of Transportation.
14 Montana Counties Where the Population is Dropping Like a Rock
Rapid growth gets a lot of attention in Montana, but a whopping 25% of our counties have experienced drops in net migration from 2020 - 2022. Some counties saw hundreds moving out.