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!
Boulder 2700 Fire Jumps to 1150 Acres – 20 Structures Destroyed
Along the east shore of Flathead Lake on Saturday night dozens of fire response vehicles were racing to tackle the Boulder 2700 Fire shooting flames visible to drivers high into the night.
Stolen Plane Lands on Highway 93 near Hamilton
Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton has arrested two adults from the Helena area after an abandoned aircraft was found on Highway 93 near Lick Creek, south of Hamilton.
Consumer Group – Montana has Worst Child Car Crash Fatality Rate
The consumer group ‘Safewise’ stated recently that Montana has the worst child car crash fatality rate in the United States.
Fire Danger Increased to ‘Extreme’ in Missoula County
Hot and extremely dry weather has led the Missoula County Fire Protection Association to increase the fire danger from ‘high’ to ‘extreme’.
Lolo Creek Fire – Evacuation Warning – Lolo Hot Springs to Idaho
The Lolo Creek Fire that was reported late Saturday afternoon has resulted in an Evacuation Warning from Lolo Hot Springs to the Idaho Border along Highway 12.
No Relief in Sight this Summer for Increasing Gas Prices
America is on the move again, and with the increasing demand for gas, the price will continue to rise through the summer, and perhaps beyond.
Two are Dead after Small Airplane Crash near Missoula
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Montana Aeronautics of a downed aircraft southwest of Missoula.
Health and Law Enforcement Sound the Alarm over Fentanyl Deaths
State officials said this week that the alarming increase of fentanyl-related fatalities in Montana that occurred in 2020 does not appear to be slowing down.
Tip for a Successful Visit to Glacier Park – Pre-Registration
A successful visit to Glacier National Park this summer will require some planning ahead of time through the website Recreation dot gov due to the massive increase in visitors this year.
UM Researcher Studies why People Choose Certain Campsites
With trails, campsites and state and national parks so crowded now that the COVID pandemic is on the wane, UM researchers are using the website recreation dot gov to see how and why people choose certain campsites.
2021 Missoula American Flag Ceremony Retires over 500 Flags
On Flag Day, 2021, three long tables were heaped high with tattered American flags waiting to be ceremonially retired on Monday in a field near the Western Montana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Anti-Marijuana Groups Voluntarily Drop Lawsuit against I-190
It was announced on Friday that SAFE Montana and Wrong for Montana have voluntarily dropped their lawsuit that was filed after Initiative 190 was passed by a wide margin by Montana voters.