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!
Montana DPHHS Concerned about Increased Teen E-Cigarette Use
After the state of Michigan took the step of banning the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products, many other states and municipalities are taking a closer look at the impact of the products on the health of users, especially young people.
Fire Danger Remains High as Hot Summer Weather Continues
Fire officials are still concerned about the danger of wildfire in western Montana, despite the calendar advancing into September.
First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Montana
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first both equine and human cases of West Nile virus discovered in the state.
Grizzly Bear Euthanized After Stealing Chickens Near Kalispell
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials were forced to euthanize a three year-old male grizzly bear after it repeatedly broke into chicken coops, killing several chickens over a number of days.
Doctor Details Trooper Palmer’s Condition, Recovery
Just before releasing critically wounded Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer for his return trip to Missoula on Wednesday, there was a brief press conference that was live streamed on Facebook.
Candidate Fox Invites Chick-fil-A to Open Another Montana Store
Gubernatorial candidate Tim Fox has reached out to the owners of Chick-fil-A restaurants to open a second location in the state, after some airports have refused to host the restaurants due to their donations to Christian organizations.
IRS Warns of ‘Tax Transcript’ Email Scam Targeting Businesses
The Internal Revenue Service released a warning on Monday about what they are calling a "Tax Transcript" scam in which they warned the public about a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS.
Police Fear Missing Woman May Be Human Trafficking Victim
On June 15, 23-year-old Jermain Austin Charlo disappeared from the Missoula area and has not been seen since.
Miracle Rescue of Infant Buried in Western Montana Forest
Members of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office were called out Saturday night at approximately 8 p.m. for a male suspect who was acting strange in the Lolo Hot Springs area.
Three Grizzly Bear Cubs Rescued after Mother Killed Near Lincoln
Three orphaned male grizzly bear cubs are now in an animal rescue sanctuary after their mother was struck and killed near Lincoln.
Montana Morning State News Headlines For Wednesday, October 25
Former Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus addressed several Montana high school classes about China and North Korea on Tuesday from one location in Missoula.
Late Surge Lifts Adam Hertz To House District 96 Victory
It was a long night for House District 96 candidate Adam Hertz when initial numbers favored his opponent, the incumbent, Andrew Person.