Blackfoot Communications Supports New “Griz Greats” Audio Series

Blackfoot Communications along with First Security Bank, is proud to support a new audio series, Griz Greats: The Silver Anniversary of the 1995 National Champions.

“We are proud to partner with First Security Bank in this exciting series and relive an extraordinary time for the University of Montana and Missoula. As a sponsor of the University, we are thrilled to bring back a special piece of football history to our community. And as a UM alum, I am looking forward to hearing insights from that dominant team.”

J.P. Violette, VP of Sales and Marketing at Blackfoot Communications

The interview series includes more than two dozen interviews with former players, coaches, administrators, media members, Missoula and Montana community leaders and others, detailing the decade-long rise that culminated in a national championship.

“This series has a special spot in our hearts here at First Security Bank since one of our commercial loan officers, Andy Larson kicked the winning field goal in that game. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since this championship season, and we look forward to another repeat soon. In the meantime, we will sit back and enjoy the podcast series and couldn’t be more pleased to help bring this to fruition with our friends at Blackfoot Communications.”

Scott Burke, President and CEO of First Security Bank

The Griz Greats podcast, hosted by Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez of ESPN Missoula, is available on all major podcast platforms, Spotify and at