I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." Aside from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the military, I also spent over two decades working in Montana politics and broadcasting. This included a stint as the State Director for Ryan Zinke’s Congressional offices in Montana, and as communications director for the gubernatorial campaign of now-Congressman Greg Gianforte. Prior to that, I grew a statewide radio show in Montana from 10 signals to more than 20 across the state. My work has been featured nationally by Fox Business, The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Politico, and others. As an officer in the Army National Guard, I served four military tours overseas including time in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I enjoy combining my real-world background and Montana roots, to hopefully give listeners a side of the story they don't get to hear anywhere else.
Montana’s LVD Makes Trump SCOTUS Short List [VIDEO]
Given the flurry of news over the last couple of days, you might have missed another big Montana angle to a national news story. Former Montana Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke (known by supporters in Montana as "LVD") was named by President Trump to his short list of potential nominees …
A First-Hand Report from the Bobcat Fire Near Roundup [AUDIO]
State Senate candidate Brad Molnar (R-Laurel) is also a volunteer with the Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Relief Team and traveled to Roundup on Tuesday morning. He is encouraging anyone impacted by the fires to visit the Red Cross location at the LDS church in Roundup.
VP Pence Holding Rally with Daines in Belgrade
Vice President Mike Pence is coming back to Montana for a rally with Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) in Belgrade on Monday. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and Republican US House candidate Matt Rosendale will also be prominently featured.
Fascinating Take: Are Masks Fueling the Violence?
"On Killing" author Dave Grossman: "Masks give a powerful sense of anonymity to the killer, and dehumanize the victim. Thus preventing empathy, and empowering aggression, violence, and murder. In city after city, across America, there have been more murders so far this year, than all…
NRA: Steve Bullock and His Flip Flopping
Over the past few weeks, I had at least two mailers in my mailbox from liberal Gov. Steve Bullock's campaign where he pretends to support our 2nd Amendment rights. Anyone who has remotely followed the governors public remarks over the last couple years would let out an audible laugh immediately…
Check Out These Photos: Fort Peck Lake “Trump Boat Parade”
Alright. I know the featured photo at the top of this story doesn't actually show you a boat...in a story about the Trump Boat Parade...but that's the point. Check out all of the vehicles lined up, many with Trump flags, just to SEE the Trump Boat Parade on Fort Peck Lake.
28 Homes Lost: Sheriff Gootkin Describes Damage [AUDIO]
I had heard reports that dozens of homes in Bridger Canyon were lost over the weekend as a result of the Bridger Foothills Fire near Bozeman. "Dozens" would be a safe estimate, according to Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin.
Tee It Up with Ryan Zinke, Pub Golf Style
This is kind of a cool coincidence. Our Billings radio station is hosting the big "St. Patty's Pub Golf Classic" this Saturday. The party kicks off at The Den in Billings. Right around the corner from The Den, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be enjoying an indoor golf event…
MSU-Billings Offering College Courses for High School Students
Evelyn Pyburn with The Big Sky Business Journal and I were chatting about this earlier in the week. It really sounds like a win-win. High school students here in Montana can get college credits while still in high school, and they save time and money down the road.
Dr. Sears: It’s Not “If” Coronavirus Comes to Montana…
We also asked Dr. Sears if the media is over-hyping the virus and creating a panic. Plus, should you attend big sporting events like the state basketball tournaments here in Montana? Check out his response, and the audio of our full conversation by clicking below: