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!
Missoula Sheriff’s Office K9 in Competition for $15,000 in Grants
Senior Deputy Uriarte provided details about Xander.
Mayoral Candidate Mike Nugent on Missoula’s Hottest Issues
KGVO opened the questions with the topic of homelessness and urban camping.
‘Funding Follows the Student’ in Montana’s New Charter Schools
The Montana Legislature recently passed two public education bills: HB 549 and HB 562.
Missoula Memorial Day 2023 Begins with Suicide Awareness and ‘Taps’
The first of 12 Memorial Day ceremonies, the most of any community in the nation, began at 7:00 a.m. sharp at the Western Montana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
City of Missoula Discusses Potholes and Paving Projects
Hensel first singled out the paving project under the Orange Street underpass.
City Touts ‘The Rowe’ Condos as Affordable Housing for Missoula
KGVO News visited one of the 1-bedroom condos along with Mayor Jordan Hess and developer Tyler Eisenzimmer with PureWest Real Estate on Thursday afternoon.
Youth College Interest Drops, University of Montana Responds
KGVO News received an update on that situation on Thursday with UM’s Director of Strategic Communications Dave Kuntz.
NorthWestern Energy Critic and Spokesperson on New Rate Increase
Monica Tranel told the KGVO Talk Back audience on Thursday about dramatic increases in our Northwestern Energy bills in the months to come.
Missoula Economic Partnership Shares Ideas for Affordable Housing
Kier brought Justin Metcalf with Evergreen Development Partners and Chris Anderson, President and CEO of the DJ&A Engineering firm as his guests.
Montana DPHHS Discusses Lessons Learned Through COVID Pandemic
KGVO News reached out to the Montana DPHHS for its perspective and the lessons learned through the pandemic.
Some Cows Giving Milk to the Missoula Farmers’ Market Had ‘Q-Fever’
Director of Environmental Health Shannon Therriault provides details.
Western Montana Fair Has a $20,000 Music Budget for Eight Spots
KGVO News spoke to Billie Ayers, Events and Operations Manager for the Missoula County Fairgrounds about the process of selecting music for the fair.