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!
Montana Highway Patrol on Marijuana DUIs
Now that recreational marijuana is legal, MHP Public Information Officer Sergeant Jay Nelson specifically addressed the subject of driving while high.
Website Says Montana the Sixth Worst Place to Be a Cop in U.S.
The financial website Wallet Hub released a study recently naming Montana as the sixth worst place in the United States to be a law enforcement officer.
Looking for a Fun Summer Job? Work at Glacier National Park
Like every other business in Montana, even iconic Glacier National Park is looking for summer employees.
Increasing Speed Leads to More Accidents and Deaths in Montana
According to AAA, in 2020, nearly 40,000 people died in the U.S. in traffic crashes, the most since 2007, and the numbers coming from 2021 are expected to be even worse.
Montana FWP Holds Press Conference on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Some birds in Montana have been tested recently and found to be infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which has been confirmed in central and western states, including Montana.
University of Montana Installs New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
KGVO spoke to UM Sustainability Director Eva Rocke about the new technology on campus.
Opportunities and Challenges for Montana’s Small Businesses
KGVO News reached out to Wallet Hub financial analyst Jill Gonzalez who said both Bozeman and Missoula scored high in the ‘Top 15 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business’.
Western Montana to Be Hit With High Winds and Mountain Snow
KGVO News recently spoke to the National Weather Service office in Missoula about an expected high wind even headed into the area this week.
AG Knudsen Says Fentanyl is the Biggest Threat Facing Montana Right Now
KGVO spent a full hour on Thursday’s Talk Back program with Montana’s Attorney General Austin Knudsen.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Introduces New Mobile App
Montana hunters and fishermen know the frustration of soggy, ripped or even missing hunting and fishing licenses, deer or elk tags.
‘Yellowstone’ Pays $16,000 to Rent County Courthouse for Shoot
After former Missoula City Councilor Jesse Ramos shared his experience as an extra for the ‘Yellowstone’ television series, KGVO asked Missoula County about the money the production company paid to rent the county courthouse for the scenes filmed there
Montana Wolf Trapping Season Underway says Local FWP Official
Montana’s annual wolf trapping and snaring season is officially underway, says Vivaca Crowser, District 2 Education and Program Manager for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.