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 has Nation’s Second Highest COVID Hospitalization Rate
The financial website Wallet Hub, as of this week, has placed Montana in the bottom 10 ranking of the safest states in the U.S. during the COVID pandemic, meaning 40 states are safer to live in Montana during the pandemic, and that Montana has the second highest rate of COVID hospitalizations.
Gianforte Invites Montanans to Come Home and Work Remotely
For the many Montanans who have left the state to seek their fortunes in other parts of the country, Governor Greg Gianforte has announced a new initiative to get Montanans to return home and work remotely.
UM’s ‘Intoxication Nation’ Project looks at Alcohol in Montana
University of Montana History Professor Kyle Volk had an idea for his students to do an in-depth study of alcohol called the ‘Wet Missoula’ project, in which students would produce oral histories of people involved in the alcohol industry.
Montana FWP Encourages Montanans to Welcome new Neighbors
COVID 19 has drawn thousands of new families to Montana over the course of the pandemic for the chance to enjoy the privilege of living in Big Sky Country.
Gianforte Announces Boost in Number of COVID 19 Vaccines
At a press conference in Helena on Wednesday, Governor Greg Gianforte provided an update on the progress the state is making against the COVID 19 pandemic.
Gianforte says April 1 is when All Montanans can be Vaccinated
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced an aggressive schedule to open up all in the state to be vaccinated for COVID 19 starting on April 1
Governor Elect Greg Gianforte Holds ZOOM Press Conference
Setting the stage for his relationship with various media sources throughout the state, Governor-elect Greg Gianforte held a ZOOM press conference on Monday to mainly address issues related to the COVID 19 pandemic, but also to answer other policy questions.
First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Montana
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first both equine and human cases of West Nile virus discovered in the state.
Mountain Lion Encounter Draws Warnings and Advice from FWP
A mountain biker near Whitefish had a close encounter with a mountain lion and her cubs last week, and even though no one was hurt, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Education and Program Manager Dylan Tabish reminds hikers and mountain bikers to be aware of wildlife confrontations.
Grizzly Bear Euthanized After Stealing Chickens Near Kalispell
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials were forced to euthanize a three year-old male grizzly bear after it repeatedly broke into chicken coops, killing several chickens over a number of days.
Miss Montana Aircraft to be Featured on CBS Sunday Morning
Not only will the Miss Montana C-47 aircraft be crossing the English Channel to take part in the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion next week, the aircraft and crew will also be the lead story on CBS Sunday Morning on June 2.
Doctor Details Trooper Palmer’s Condition, Recovery
Just before releasing critically wounded Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer for his return trip to Missoula on Wednesday, there was a brief press conference that was live streamed on Facebook.