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!
Man Drowns after Missoula Police Car Chase Ends in Local Pond
An unidentified man drowned on Saturday afternoon after fleeing from Missoula Police officers and driving his vehicle into a field and then a pond near Target Range Elementary School.
Sticker Shock– Your Property Tax Statements are in the Mail
We’ve all been warned for the last year or so that property taxes will be higher, much higher due to the massive increase in overall property values over the past 18 months.
Redistricting Commission Narrows Choice to Two Final Maps
The 2020 U.S. Census made history for Montana, in that the state increased its population to the point that a second Congressional district could be restored after being lost over 30 years ago.
UM Athletes Profiting from NCAA Name Image and Likeness Program
It’s been several months since the NCAA allowed student athletes to profit from the use of their name image and likeness.
Will Monoclonal Antibody Treatments be Available in Missoula?
At a press conference in Butte on Thursday, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte shared the news that monoclonal antibody treatments are now available in 41 out of 56 counties in the state, for those that have requested the treatments.
Police and Sheriff’s Deputies Search for Missing Missoula Man
Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith issued a press release early Tuesday afternoon regarding the search of a missing Missoula man.
County Commits Over $1 Million for Homeless Shelter Program
Missoula County Commissioners at a Monday meeting committed over $1 million in ARPA funds in part to purchase 30 hard-sided homeless shelters on foundations to be placed in an as-yet undecided location.
Make Griz Game Day More Efficient – Join the Security Team
This reporter had the privilege of visiting on Saturday before the Grizzly – Sacramento State football game with University of Montana Police Chief Brad Giffin.
Missoula Health Department -5 COVID Deaths Reported in One Day
The Missoula City County Health Department reported that five people died from COVID 19 today, Friday, October 15.
Public Works – Maclay Bridge to Close for Repairs October 18-22
The Missoula County Public Works Department told KGVO News this week that Maclay Bridge, the one-way only bridge that spans the Bitterroot River will be closed from Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22.
Important Hunting Season Tips from Bitterroot National Forest
With archery season winding down and the general rifle season on the way, Bitterroot National Forest Public Information Officer Tod McKay offers some important common sense safety tips for those visiting the forest.
Montana Rated Worst in US for Lack of Cyberbullying Legislation
The financial website Wallet Hub released a study on Monday about the states with the biggest problems with bullying, and Montana was rated overall as the 7th worst state in the U.S., and worst when it comes to state laws against cyberbullying.