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!
‘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.
Daines Lobbies for Bill to Simplify Access to Public Lands
Montana Senator Steve Daines spoke at a Senate hearing on Wednesday to ask for support of a bill with the acronym SOAR (Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act).
FBI – $380,000 Lost to Online Scammers in Montana Last Year
The FBI reported on Wednesday that Montanans lost nearly $380,000 to online scammers in 2020.
Montana Woman First Ever to Graduate from US Army Sniper Course
A female Montana National Guard soldier has become to the first woman in history to graduate from the U.S. Army Sniper Course in Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Gianforte -‘The State of Montana will not Impose Mandates’
Governor Greg Gianforte stated on Tuesday in no uncertain terms; there will be no mandates in Montana. No mask mandates; no vaccination mandates; no government shutdowns; period.
Montana Highway Patrol Releases 2020 Annual Report
There were fewer crashes statewide in Montana in 2020 than in 2019, but more people died in those crashes.
Amber Alert Issued for Woman with Child Headed for Missoula
An Amber Alert has been issued for a white 2002 Chevrolet Tracker with the Montana license number 734286 B that is suspected on route to Missoula.
With Fall High School Sports – Officials Desperately Needed
We all love to cheer on our kids and grandkids when they play high school sports, such as football, soccer and volleyball in the fall and basketball in the winter, but when there are no officials, there are no games.
Fair Week will Draw Thousands to the Western Montana Fairgrounds
This week, the Western Montana Fair will make a triumphant return after last year’s COVID pandemic.
Governor Urges Masking Students be Optional, Voluntary, a Choice
A letter to Montana school boards from Governor Greg Gianforte released on Friday urges that masking students be ‘optional, voluntary and a matter of family choice.’
UM Responds to Sexual Discrimination Charge – States Mask Policy
After allegations of sex discrimination surfaced recently, KGVO reached out to UM’s Director of Strategic Communications, Dave Kuntz who shared a prepared statement.