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!
A Good Amount of Montana High School Seniors are Illegally Vaping
The Montana Office of Public Instruction issued numbers this week about Montana students who are vaping.
UM Reports Largest Enrollment Growth in the Last 14 Years
UM said more students coming onto the campus is good for all aspects at the university.
Not Getting Mail? Even the Post Office is Having Pay Problems
We personally visited the main Post Office at 1100 West Kent recently after our mail wasn’t picked up for three days.
Missoula Mayor Points to Legislature, Taxes for Loss of Fire Levy
Mayor Hess reassured the public that the Missoula Fire Department would not lose any present funding.
More Retirees and Fewer Young People Dominate State Job Picture
There is a huge gap between job vacancies and the number of Montanans receiving unemployment insurance.
OPI Offers New Testing Parameters After Low Achievement Scores
Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen reported the latest state assessment results for math and reading in Montana’s public schools.
Dr. Kolb Says Logging Could Have Prevented Roaring Lion Fire
Dr. Peter Kolb with MSU Extension and the University of Montana School of Forestry was in the KGVO Studios.
Montana Improving But Still Owes Millions in Credit Card Debt
The financial website Wallet Hub actually reported a sliver of good news this week on the topic of Montana’s overall credit card debt.
Mayor Hess Says ‘The Missoula City Budget is Like a Waterbed’
Hess said the entire state tax system needs to be reformed.
University of Montana Will Offer Virtual Reality Hunting Classes
The University of Montana is doing its part to foster safe and ethical hunting practices by utilizing the latest technology available to help a new generation of hunters.