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!
CDC Statement Released about Newest COVID -19 Variant – Omicron
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement for the nation’s media outlets on Saturday regarding the newest variant of COVID 19, called Omicron.
With Record High Energy Prices – LIHEAP Helps Pay Energy Bills
The State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services wants the public to know that there is help for those having trouble paying record high energy and even water bills.
$250,000 Bond for Man with History of PFMA and Strangulation
A Missoula man with a long history of Partner or Family Member Assault and now Felony Strangulation is being held in the Missoula County Jail on $250,000 bond after his appearance in Missoula Justice Court.
Montana Woman First Ever to Graduate from US Army Sniper Course
A female Montana National Guard soldier has become to the first woman in history to graduate from the U.S. Army Sniper Course in Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Eyes in the Sky – New Drones Help with Security at Grizzly Games
Somebody's watching you. Keep your eyes on the sky at the next home Grizzly football game and you’ll see two tethered drones helping with security and sanding staff to wherever they might be needed.
First Official Case of Flu in Montana is a Flathead Valley Child
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed on Thursday that the first confirmed case of influenza in the state is a child from Flathead County.
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 Law School Dean and Associate Dean Resign
Paul Kirgis, Dean of the Alexander Blewitt III School of Law has submitted his letter of resignation as of Thursday, October 7.
Record State Income Tax Revenues Could Send Cash Back to People
The Montana Taxpayers Association issued a press release that stated the fiscal year 2021 collected a record general fund surplus of over $400 million.
Governor Gives Sunday Press Conference on Amtrak Derailment
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, accompanied by his wife Susan, held a brief press conference on Sunday afternoon in Chester, Montana, not far from the site of a deadly AMTRAK train derailment in which three people were killed.
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.
Missoula Health Department on Masks, Vaccinations and Mu Variant
Missoula City County Health Department COVID-19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr had stern words for residents in a video released on Friday, warning of rapidly rising COVID cases and hospitalizations.