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!
‘Air Stagnation Advisory’ in Effect until Friday in Missoula
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Missoula City County Health Department has declared that an Air Stagnation Advisory is now in effect in the Missoula valley.
‘Yellowstone’ Pays $16,000 to Rent County Courthouse for Shoot
After former Missoula City Councilor Jesse Ramos shared his experience as an extra for the ‘Yellowstone’ television series, KGVO asked Missoula County about the money the production company paid to rent the county courthouse for the scenes filmed there
Scott Street Blaze Lights up the Night as Firefighters Respond
Early Saturday evening, the Missoula City Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire just under the Scott Street Bridge where smoke and flames were visible from two buildings and several vehicles.
Montana State Dominated by North Dakota State for FCS Title
It’s been 24 hours since the end of the 2021 FCS title game between the Montana State Bobcats and the North Dakota State Bison, with the Bison winning going away by a score of 38-10.
NWS – 50 mph Winds and Avalanche Danger for Western Montana
As if this big dump of snow wasn’t enough, the National Weather Service and the West Central Montana Avalanche Center are predicting winds of 50 miles per hour or higher for travelers and avalanche danger for back country recreationists.
Missoula Health Department says to Start Wearing Upgraded Masks
The Missoula City County Health Department is now strongly encouraging all residents to start wearing masks when indoors, and to upgrade the kinds of masks worn by adults and children.
Daines on Beef Prices, Vaccine Mandates and January 6th Riot
Montana Senator Steve Daines called in on the KGVO Newsmakers line on Wednesday morning to brag on his Montana State Bobcats headed to the FCS championship game, as well as other topics of interest to Montanans.
Fire Chief to ask for New Fire Station – Response Team Facility
KGVO News spoke to newly confirmed Missoula Fire Chief Gordy Hughes on Tuesday after he succeeded the now retired Jeff Brandt.
Gianforte Marks First Anniversary as Montana’s Governor
Governor Greg Gianforte marked the first anniversary of his inauguration as the state’s chief executive with a speech and press conference from his office in Helena.
OPI Superintendent Arntzen on USDA Breakfast and Lunch Funding
Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen spoke to KGVO News on Tuesday about over $5 million in funding for school breakfasts and lunches from the United States Department of Agriculture.