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!
Mayoral Debate pits Incumbent Engen against Three Challengers
For two hours on Monday, viewers of the City Club Mayoral Debate via ZOOM had the opportunity to hear from all four men seeking the office of Missoula's Chief Executive.
OPI’s Arntzen on Masks – Vaccines – $127 Million in ARP Funding
With fall and a new post-COVID school year on the way, KGVO spoke to Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen on a variety of topics, including masks, COVID vaccinations and millions of dollars in ARP funding.
UM Responds to Sexual Discrimination Charge – States Mask Policy
After allegations of sex discrimination surfaced recently, KGVO reached out to UM’s Director of Strategic Communications, Dave Kuntz who shared a prepared statement.
NYC Firefighters Train with Frenchtown Rural Fire Crews
For the last several years, Frenchtown Rural Fire District has hosted crews from the New York City Fire Department for mutual training.
Governor Gianforte Launches new Montana Wildfire Dashboard
You can’t tell one wildfire from another without a scorecard, or in this case, a dashboard.
Daines Presses Secretary Haaland to Delist Grizzlies in Montana
Montana Senator Steve Daines pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Friday to finally remove grizzly bears from two ecosystems from the Endangered Species Act.
Jermaine Charlo Family Members at U.S. District Court Appearance
28 year-old Michael Defrance appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday before Judge Kathleen DeSoto on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Gianforte Schools President Joe Biden on ‘Forest Health Plan’
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held a ZOOM meeting on Friday afternoon with governors from the western states most affected by wildfire.
Montana Nurse Practitioners Defraud Medicare for over $8 million
Two Montana nurse practitioners have been sentenced to prison after conspiring to defraud Medicare out of over $8 million between them.
Montana Morning State News Headlines for Friday, July 23
Governor Gianforte gives Montana wildfire update to U.S. House Committee, with the number and acreage affected by the fires, and the efforts to combat them