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!
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.
Governor Gianforte Launches new Montana Wildfire Dashboard
You can’t tell one wildfire from another without a scorecard, or in this case, a dashboard.
Daines Presses Secretary Haaland to Delist Grizzlies in Montana
Montana Senator Steve Daines pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Friday to finally remove grizzly bears from two ecosystems from the Endangered Species Act.
Gas Prices Could be Starting to Back Down as Oil Prices Fall
As part of the stock correction over the pest few days due to increasing COVID fears, the price of crude oil also tumbled, and this may lead to moderating gas prices, according to Gas Buddy Analyst Patrick DeHaan
Lolo Creek Fire now part of the Granite Pass Fire Complex
Firefighting officials have combined three smaller fires that are actually burning towards each other into one new complex, according to Fire Information Officer Kate Jerman.
Fire Danger Increased to ‘Extreme’ in Missoula County
Hot and extremely dry weather has led the Missoula County Fire Protection Association to increase the fire danger from ‘high’ to ‘extreme’.
Lolo Creek Fire – Evacuation Warning – Lolo Hot Springs to Idaho
The Lolo Creek Fire that was reported late Saturday afternoon has resulted in an Evacuation Warning from Lolo Hot Springs to the Idaho Border along Highway 12.
What if Twitter and Facebook could be Regulated by the PSC?
Montana Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci has posited a very interesting concept; should social media be regulated like any public utility?
No Relief in Sight this Summer for Increasing Gas Prices
America is on the move again, and with the increasing demand for gas, the price will continue to rise through the summer, and perhaps beyond.
Two are Dead after Small Airplane Crash near Missoula
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Montana Aeronautics of a downed aircraft southwest of Missoula.
Trump Mentions Montana Election – Tschida has Protest Update
At a rally in Ohio last week, former President Donald Trump mentioned voting issues in Montana.
Health and Law Enforcement Sound the Alarm over Fentanyl Deaths
State officials said this week that the alarming increase of fentanyl-related fatalities in Montana that occurred in 2020 does not appear to be slowing down.