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!
One Million Dollars Bond for Ronan Arson Suspect
A Ronan man is in the Lake County Detention Center on $1 million bond after an intensive investigation into three arson-caused fires led to his arrest.
Montana FWP Holds Press Conference on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Some birds in Montana have been tested recently and found to be infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which has been confirmed in central and western states, including Montana.
Montana Man Breaks Into DEA Garage to Steal His Drugs Back
43 year-old Anthony Johnson pleaded guilty in Billings Federal District Court this week to charges of possession with intent to distribute dangerous drugs.
Montana Attorney General Says Fentanyl Arrests are Exploding
Arrests are one thing, but fentanyl related deaths are also exploding in Montana. Knudsen provided those numbers.
Missoula Health Department to Wind Down COVID-19 Testing Services
The Missoula City-County Health Department issued a press release on Thursday announcing that they will be winding down their COVID-19 testing services.
$1.5 Million from Montana Film Office for Movies and Video Games
The Montana Film Office, a division of the Montana Department of Commerce, issued grants totaling $1.5 million for 35 film productions created in the state.
Montana Has Spent $51 Million in Rent and Utility Assistance
The Montana Department of Commerce reported that the agency has provided over $51 million in emergency rent and utility assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Missoula High School Principal Placed on Administrative Leave
Missoula Sentinel High School has placed Principal Ryan Rettig on administrative leave.
Missoula Woman Sentenced to Prison on Meth Trafficking Charges
45 year-old Sadie Marie Todd was sentenced on Wednesday in Missoula Federal District Court to four years in prison after admitting to trafficking methamphetamine and heroin in the Missoula community.
Missoula Student Displays Replica Firearm, School Goes Into Lockdown
A Sentinel High School student who brought a replica firearm to the school parking lot to show to friends caused a short lockdown of the school’s campus before classes began on Wednesday.
Two are Dead in Early Morning Crash on Raser Drive in Missoula
Just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, two people were killed in an accident that occurred at the intersection of Raser Drive and Cemetery Road.
20 UM Students Featured on “The College Tour’ on Amazon Prime
In September, film crews from Amazon Prime’s ‘The College Tour’ were on the University of Montana campus filming segments with 20 different students from all walks of life.