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!
New Missoula Heat Record, Thunderstorms Predicted for the Fair
Missoula saw a new record set on Tuesday of 103 degrees, according to Meteorologist Jen Kitzmiller with the National Weather Service Office.
Bison and Other Montana Foods Featured in Six New School Recipes
On Tuesday, we spoke to Molly Stenberg, Co-Director of Montana Team Nutrition on Tuesday about the newest additions to Montana’s school meals program.
Interim MCPS Superintendent Anxious to Start Fall Classes
After Dr. Rob Watson resigned as MCPS Superintendent and moved on to another education post in Helena, the Board of Trustees asked Watson’s second in command Russ Lodge to be the interim superintendent for the upcoming school year.
First Case of Monkeypox in Montana Confirmed in Flathead County
On Friday, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, along with the Flathead City-County Health Department confirmed the state’s first case of monkeypox found in a Flathead County adult.
Safety Improvements Planned for US 93 Between Lolo and Florence
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and the research firm of Robert Peccia and Associates (RPA) are collaborating on a study for possible improvements for travelers on U.S. 93 between Lolo and Florence.
Missoula Crime Report: Increase in Violent Crime This Week
Missoula County’s Chief Deputy County Attorney Matt Jennings had some sobering news for our listeners on Friday when he delivered the weekly crime report.
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.
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.
Montana AG on Firearms, Fentanyl, and Chinese Military Espionage
Knudsen frankly admitted to being a ‘gun guy’, and a competitive shooter who said there is ample proof that ‘more guns equal less crime’.
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.