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 Governor Gianforte Promotes Apprenticeship, More Housing
Governor Gianforte promoted his apprenticeship program, the affordable housing initiative, and the recently formed Montana Housing Task Force.
Elmo Fire Mushrooms to 20,000 Acres and Has Cost $6.2 Million
Our news team spoke to Fire Information Officer Kelli Roemer on Thursday for the latest update on the human-caused fire.
Missoula Police Public Information Officer Appears on Talk Back
After the retirement of long-time Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh, patrol officer Lydia Arnold took over in 2021 and made her first appearance on Friday’s Talk Back to talk about her role as the PIO.
Natelson Tackles Topics of January 6 Hearings and 2020 Election
Natelson said ordinarily, Congressional hearings deal with legislation, not what he termed a ‘publicity stunt’.
One Injured While Fighting the Weasel Fire Near Canadian Border
The Weasel Fire is burning in steep, heavily timbered terrain near the U.S. Canadian Border in the Rexford-Fortine Ranger District.
SRT and SWAT Teams Called to Apprehend Burglars Near the Wye
Two suspects are in custody after being apprehended early Wednesday morning having barricaded themselves inside a residence on Tucker Lake near the Wye.
Inflation and Drought Costs to Hit Montana Consumers Next Year
We reached out to former Montana Congressional candidate Joe Dooling on Tuesday to talk about his ranching operation in the Helena valley.
Fire Crews Across the Northwest Continue to Battle the Moose Fire
The Moose Fire burning near Salmon Idaho in the Salmon-Challis National Forest has been burning since July 17 and has consumed nearly 60,000 acres, primarily in wilderness areas.
Latest on the Elmo Fire Near Flathead Lake in Montana
The Elmo Fire, burning near the west shore of Flathead Lake is now estimated to be over 16,000 acres and about 10 percent contained.
Anaconda Man Charged With Two Counts of Sexual Abuse of Children
A 41-year-old Anaconda man, Christopher Boudreau, is in the Missoula County Detention Center on $150,000 bond after appearing in Missoula Justice Court on Friday charged with two felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children.