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!
Two Local Views of Abortion Case before the U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday about the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion law.
Oil Prices Plummet due to Omicron Scare – Gas Prices to Follow
Along with the bad news of the worldwide Omicron COVID 19 virus scare, the good news is that oil prices are plummeting, with gas prices hopefully to follow.
Supreme Court on Dobbs Abortion Case – Senator Daines Comments
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday concerning the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban which is an historic challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Mt. Sentinel Attacker gets 30 Years in State Prison Hospital
38 year-old Jared Kuntz, the man who viciously attacked a woman and her son on the ‘M’ trail on Mt. Sentinel in April of 2020 and then attacked two other men later that day, was sentenced on Monday morning in Missoula District Court by Judge Leslie Halligan.
Prosecutor Explains Use of Force Protecting Property from Theft
With the rash in larger cities across the U.S. of what are termed ‘smash and grab’ thefts as stores are looted by numerous individuals while the store owner stands by helplessly, many are asking why the merchants cannot defend their property with deadly force.
State Provides Fall Enrollment Numbers for all Montana Schools
The State of Montana Office of Public Instruction has released the total number of all students enrolled in public, private and home school settings.
Nurse Sarah O’Hara Receives Religious Exemption for Vaccination
On Sunday, surrounded by well over a hundred supporters holding signs on the sidewalk in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement Center, O’Hara told KGVO news that her exemption had been upheld by the hospital administration.
CDC Statement Released about Newest COVID -19 Variant – Omicron
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement for the nation’s media outlets on Saturday regarding the newest variant of COVID 19, called Omicron.
FBI – $380,000 Lost to Online Scammers in Montana Last Year
The FBI reported on Wednesday that Montanans lost nearly $380,000 to online scammers in 2020.
Two Children Found Dead in Home – Woman in Custody
Two children were found dead in a residence near the intersection of Reserve and 7th Street early Friday morning, and a female suspect is now in custody.