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!
Missoula Rental Housing Projects Receive $4 Million from State
The Montana Department of Commerce announced this week that $25 million in federal funding has been allocated to Montana to develop affordable rental housing in 14 Montana communities, including Missoula.
MHP Video Features Wade Palmer in Heroic Winter Crash Rescue
Once a year at the start of each winter driving season, KGVO presents a startling 2015 video in which Montana Highway Patrol Troopers Wade Palmer and T.J. Templeton place their lives at risk to save a woman and child during a multiple vehicle accident on icy I-90 near Frenchtown.
Woman Accused of Killing Her Two Children Pleads Not Guilty
34 year-old Leannah Gardipe, the mother accused of murdering her two children on November 19, was officially arraigned in Missoula District Court before Judge Jason Marks at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.
Fire Destroys Home in Alberton – Total Loss and Many Pets Killed
A nearly 100 year-old home in Alberton burned to the ground Saturday night into Sunday morning and even though the family escaped the flames, several pets did not.
TSOS Enters its Second Winter by Changing Lives and Minds
KGVO reached out to Jim Hicks with the Hope Rescue Mission, the founders of the Temporary (or Transitional) Safe Outdoor Space located off Highway 93 South just past the Buckhouse Bridge for an update as it enters its second winter.
December Temperature Record Smashed – National Weather Service
There has never been a warmer day in December in Missoula history than Wednesday, December 1 when the temperature soared to 67 degrees, setting a new record for Missoula.
Two Men Found Dead at a Home near Lake Blaine in Flathead County
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office reports that the bodies of two men were found late this week outside a residence near Lake Blaine in Flathead County.
Wallet Hub – Montana Next to Last in Elder Abuse Protection
As a state with a large number of men and women over 65, the financial website Wallet Hub says Montana comes in next to last in the entire country when it comes to protecting our elderly population from abuse.
21 Year-old Ravalli County Man Killed in Hunting Accident
KGVO received a press release from Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, about a 21 year-old Connor, Montana man who was killed in a hunting accident on Sunday morning, the final day of the general rifle season.
Oil Prices Plummet due to Omicron Scare – Gas Prices to Follow
Along with the bad news of the worldwide Omicron COVID 19 virus scare, the good news is that oil prices are plummeting, with gas prices hopefully to follow.
Mt. Sentinel Attacker gets 30 Years in State Prison Hospital
38 year-old Jared Kuntz, the man who viciously attacked a woman and her son on the ‘M’ trail on Mt. Sentinel in April of 2020 and then attacked two other men later that day, was sentenced on Monday morning in Missoula District Court by Judge Leslie Halligan.
State Provides Fall Enrollment Numbers for all Montana Schools
The State of Montana Office of Public Instruction has released the total number of all students enrolled in public, private and home school settings.