My career began as a DJ in 1973 in Helena and I moved over to Missoula in 1976. My news career began in 1999 when I took over what was then called ‘The Morning News Express’ and I’ve been hosting the ‘Montana Morning News Show’ every weekday since then. I also co-host Talk Back with Nick Chrestenson. I’ve been married to the love of my life Lorna for over 40 years, and I have two adult children, Luke and Jenna. Jenna and my son-in-law David just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. In addition to my on-air duties, I own Peter Christian Communications, producing radio spots for stations around the country. I love playing drums whenever I can, and I even carry a pair of drumsticks in my car, in case I run across a random drum set! I’ve been honored by the Montana Broadcaster’s Association with first place awards 24 times since 2000, and I love my work!
Student Death Reported on University of Montana Campus
A University of Montana student died in Aber Hall early Tuesday morning, September 13.
Four ‘Auto Rack’ Rail Cars Off the Tracks at Montana Rail Link
We have learned that several Montana Rail Link cars have derailed in the train yard in Missoula.
Montana Invests $18 Million for Better Access to Child Care
The State of Montana through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will be using $18 million in ARPA funds to increase access to child care throughout the state.
Montana Grizzlies Picked to Finish 2nd in the US in FCS Football
We reached out to Associate Athletic Director for Football at UM Eric Taber for details of the new preseason poll released on Monday.
City Opens Applications to be Missoula’s Mayor Until Election
Following the death of Missoula Mayor John Engen, the city has put into effect the mechanism wherein a new mayor will be chosen.
Lightning Storms Cause Multiple Small Fires in Western Montana
The National Weather Service reports that over 200 lightning strikes in the western Montana area late Friday resulted in numerous small fires being battled over the weekend.
Elmo Fire Now 66 Percent Contained With $12 Million Spent So Far
The Elmo Fire burning near the west shore of Flathead Lake is now almost two-thirds contained.
First Case of Monkeypox in Montana Confirmed in Flathead County
On Friday, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, along with the Flathead City-County Health Department confirmed the state’s first case of monkeypox found in a Flathead County adult.
Montana AG on Firearms, Fentanyl, and Chinese Military Espionage
Knudsen frankly admitted to being a ‘gun guy’, and a competitive shooter who said there is ample proof that ‘more guns equal less crime’.
Montana Governor Gianforte Promotes Apprenticeship, More Housing
Governor Gianforte promoted his apprenticeship program, the affordable housing initiative, and the recently formed Montana Housing Task Force.
One Injured While Fighting the Weasel Fire Near Canadian Border
The Weasel Fire is burning in steep, heavily timbered terrain near the U.S. Canadian Border in the Rexford-Fortine Ranger District.
Inflation and Drought Costs to Hit Montana Consumers Next Year
We reached out to former Montana Congressional candidate Joe Dooling on Tuesday to talk about his ranching operation in the Helena valley.