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!
County Commits Over $1 Million for Homeless Shelter Program
Missoula County Commissioners at a Monday meeting committed over $1 million in ARPA funds in part to purchase 30 hard-sided homeless shelters on foundations to be placed in an as-yet undecided location.
Make Griz Game Day More Efficient – Join the Security Team
This reporter had the privilege of visiting on Saturday before the Grizzly – Sacramento State football game with University of Montana Police Chief Brad Giffin.
Missoula Health Department -5 COVID Deaths Reported in One Day
The Missoula City County Health Department reported that five people died from COVID 19 today, Friday, October 15.
Important Hunting Season Tips from Bitterroot National Forest
With archery season winding down and the general rifle season on the way, Bitterroot National Forest Public Information Officer Tod McKay offers some important common sense safety tips for those visiting the forest.
Health Department says 218 New COVID Cases over the Weekend
COVID 19 cases continue to rise along with hospitalizations in Missoula County, according to Missoula City County Health Department Incident Commander Cindy Farr.
$35,000 in Donations for Soft Landing after Rosendale Comments
After worldwide reaction over recent negative comments regarding the resettlement of Afghan refugees in Missoula by U.S. House Representative Matt Rosendale, donations to help house and feed Afghan refugees in Missoula have topped $35,000.
General Election Ballots for Missoula to be mailed on Tuesday
Ballots for the November 2 general election will be in the mail on Tuesday, said Missoula County Elections Administrator Bradley Seaman.
Montana Rated Worst in US for Lack of Cyberbullying Legislation
The financial website Wallet Hub released a study on Monday about the states with the biggest problems with bullying, and Montana was rated overall as the 7th worst state in the U.S., and worst when it comes to state laws against cyberbullying.
A Courthouse Rally to Promote Indigenous Peoples Day in Montana
On October 11, commonly celebrated as Columbus Day, saw the Native American and Indigenous Peoples community rally at the Missoula County Courthouse for passage of an Indigenous Peoples Day to replace Columbus Day in Montana.
UM Theater to Present DUI Project – Writings of 19 Inmates
“The DUI Project” will be a staged reading of scenes written by 19 inmates in the Warm Springs Addiction Treatment and Change Program (WATCh) under the auspices of Community Correctional and Counseling Services.
More Missoula COVID Records Set in Cases and Hospitalizations
The Missoula City County Health Department issued a press release on Friday stating that a new daily record was set for positive COVID cases.
State Giving $31 Million of ARPA Funds for Child Care Providers
The State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced on Thursday that $31 million in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds will be sent out to help child care providers throughout the state.