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 IRS Special Agent on Scams Aimed at Senior Citizens
Every year thousands of senior citizens, including many in Montana, become victims of what are called ‘boiler room’ scams.
Winter Storm to Bring Snow and Freezing Rain to Missoula
KGVO News spoke to Meteorologist Trent Smith who described the scope of the winter storm.
Giving Tuesday Helps Over 240 Staffed Nonprofits in Missoula
Giving Tuesday is a very special and important day for nonprofit organizations in Missoula and throughout the world to raise much-needed funds.
Forest Service Tells Holland Lake Lodge to Reset and Resubmit Bid
The U.S. Forest Service has dealt the new owners of the Holland Lake Lodge a major setback by deciding to ‘cease evaluation of the project at this time’.
Missoula Attorney Explains Long Delays in Resolving Court Cases
Chief Deputy Missoula County Attorney Matt Jennings provided an explanation for a listener concerned about how long it takes for cases to make it through the criminal justice system.
Fairgrounds Bond Defeat Response from Missoula 4-H President
KGVO News caught up with Clarence Wildeboer, President of the local Missoula County 4-H Board, and got his reaction after the Fairgrounds request was defeated.
MCPS Invites Public’s Help in Choosing a New Superintendent
After Dr. Rob Watson resigned to take another education position in Helena last June, Russ Lodge stepped in as interim superintendent, and now the public is invited to take part in choosing a permanent replacement.
Crisis Levy Failure Filtering Down to Many Missoula Services
The failure on November 8 of the $5.5 million yearly Crisis Services Levy is just beginning to reverberate through Missoula city and county agencies and services.
A Railroad Strike Could Cost America Up to $2 Billion a Day
Montana consumers and businesses, as well as those throughout the country, will be deeply affected if railroad workers go on strike and freight trains no longer roll through the country.
Higgins Avenue Beartracks Bridge Won’t be Completed Until Spring
Straub explained the many delays experienced by the Montana Department of Transportation in the bridge project.
Dramatic Gas Price Reduction Could Continue Through Christmas
KGVO News spoke to Gas Buddy Analyst Patrick DeHaan early Monday morning for details on the falling gas prices.
Missoula Fire and Police Rescue Deer Trapped in Clark Fork River
A doe and her fawn were both rescued from the icy Clark Fork River on Friday morning.