Hi! I’m Peter Christian with KGVO Radio. I’ve been in radio since 1973, having started in Helena and moving to Missoula in 1976. I’ve been married to Lorna for almost 38 years, and together we have our son Luke and our daughter Jenna. I’m a bit of a workaholic, so I also have a business called Peter Christian Communications, producing radio spots for stations around the country. I enjoy playing drums in our church worship band, and I’m a classic movie buff.
Governor Gives Sunday Press Conference on Amtrak Derailment
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, accompanied by his wife Susan, held a brief press conference on Sunday afternoon in Chester, Montana, not far from the site of a deadly AMTRAK train derailment in which three people were killed.
Former Vice President Gore to Talk Climate Change via Zoom at UM
The original climate change leader, former Vice President Al Gore, will be the special guest of former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to China Max Baucus on October 28 via ZOOM as part of the UM Baucus Institute Series.
Montana has Nation’s Second Highest COVID Hospitalization Rate
The financial website Wallet Hub, as of this week, has placed Montana in the bottom 10 ranking of the safest states in the U.S. during the COVID pandemic, meaning 40 states are safer to live in Montana during the pandemic, and that Montana has the second highest rate of COVID hospitalizations.
University of Montana Shatters Research Funding Record
For the fiscal year 2021, the University of Montana reported $138 million in research awards, according to Scott Whittenburg, UM Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School.
No Parade but UM Homecoming Events are Already Underway
Yes, due to the fact that the Beartracks (formerly Higgins Avenue) Bridge is under construction, there’ll be no University of Montana Homecoming Parade this year, however, Homecoming events are still planned through the week.
Veteran and State Auditor Troy Downing on Afghan Resettlement
Air Force veteran and State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner Troy Downing was on the KGVO Talk Back Show on Monday and discussed the resettlement of Afghan ‘humanitarian parolees’ in the Missoula area.
Incident Commander Cindy Farr with COVID 19 Update
Missoula City County Health Department COVID 19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr provided the most recent update on infection and hospitalization numbers in a You Tube video on Friday afternoon, just after a major press conference dealing with the overall situation in Missoula.
Rob Natelson Commemorates Constitution Day with Reflections
Constitutional scholar Rob Natelson with the Independence Institute in Denver spoke to KGVO News on Friday on the occasion of National Constitution Day.
Massive Meth Problem in Montana gets Help from New DPHHS Program
In 2019, the annual methamphetamine-related death rate in Montana was 7.2 per 100,000 people, exceeding the national average of 5.7 per 100,000 people. Furthermore, over 65 percent of Child and Family Services Division substance-use related placements list methamphetamine as the primary drug.
Why Aren’t Things Changing in Missoula? You’re Not Voting
Around coffee shops and kitchen tables in Missoula, conversations always center around one question: ‘Why aren’t things getting better? Taxes are higher, home and apartment prices are higher and people feel helpless to stop it.’