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!
Light snow and Black Ice on Wednesday Western Montana Commute
There have been at least three crashes on Interstate 90 early Wednesday morning, both east and west of Missoula.
Prosecution asks for Life without Parole for Jonathan Bertsch
The first day of the sentencing hearing for Jonathan Bertsch, the man who confessed to shooting two people to death and critically wounding two others got underway on Tuesday morning in Courtroom 1 in the Missoula County Courthouse.
NWS – 75 mph Wind Gusts at Point Six Mountain Overnight
Missoula and all of western Montana endured a long night of high winds, downed trees and power outages, said meteorologist Travis Booth with the National Weather Service office in Missoula early Tuesday morning.
50 – 60 Mile per Hour Wind Gusts Possible Overnight into Tuesday
Batten down the hatches, says the National Weather Service office in Missoula due to a strong storm system coming to western Montana, accompanied by very strong winds.
$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.
Nearly 2000 Children Have Vaccination Appointments Says MCCHD
According to the Missoula City County Health Department, nearly 2000 children ages 5 to 11 already have appointments to receive the child dose of the COVID vaccine.
First Snowfall is Right on Time says National Weather Service
According to the National Weather Service office in Missoula, Old Man Winter is perfectly punctual, with the first snowfall of the season arriving right on time.
City Raising Rates on Water, Wastewater and Storm Water Services
The City of Missoula has announced plans to raise rates for Missoula residents and businesses for water, wastewater and storm water services for the next three years.
State Launches Angel Initiative to Help Substance Abuse Issues
Governor Greg Gianforte, DPHHS Director Adam Meier and Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter launched the new Angel Initiative on Tuesday to help those in Montana with substance abuse issues.
138 Children Vaccinated on First Day at Health Department Clinic
Monday was the first day that children age 5 to 11 could be vaccinated against COVID 19, and the Missoula City County Health Department hosted a special clinic just for children at their Southgate Mall location.
Escalating Oil and Gas Prices Fueling Inflation in Montana
The price of oil has been steadily rising and with that the price of gas has been fluctuating, as well.
City Club Discusses Suicide in Program called Help and Hope
Missoula’s City Club monthly meeting focused on the sensitive subject of suicide, entitled 'Help and Hope: Missoula’s Collective Approach to Preventing Suicide'.