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!
Amtrak Victims Identified – Tester Praises First Responders
Amtrak officials have released the identities of the three victims of Saturday’s fatal derailment near Joplin, Montana.
Large Freshman Class leads to 2.5 percent Enrollment Boost at UM
A 30 percent increase in the incoming freshman class has boosted the University of Montana’s fall enrollment for the first time in over a decade.
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.
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.
Elder to Challenge Engen for Mayor in November General Election
Tuesday’s municipal primary election resulted in two candidates remaining in the race for Mayor of Missoula; incumbent John Engen and challenger Jacob Elder.
UM Issues Timely Warning on Drug Related Aggravated Assault
The University of Montana issued a Timely Warning on Monday afternoon about a drug-related aggravated assault that allegedly occurred in a UM residence hall in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 12.
Troy Downing Strongly Urges Vaccination, but Opposes Mandates
Montana’s State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner Troy Downing released a statement on Friday strongly urging all Montanans to be vaccinated against COVID 19, but stopped short of endorsing a vaccination requirement.
Why Peter Christian is in Helena this Week – The Dark Side
A long time ago, in a town not terribly far away (Helena..) Peter Christian was about 15 years old and in a rock band with three friends called The Dark Side (no, this was long before Darth Vader and Star Wars).