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!
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.
Missoula County Residents to Elect First Ever ‘Pet Commissioner’
We spoke Monday to County Communications Director Allison Franz who provided details about the latest political campaign.
Fire Near Lolo – New High Temperature Records Set in Missoula
Just after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Missoula Rural Fire was dispatched to a possible structure fire near Neil Drive in Lolo.
Missoula Fire Danger Now Very High With 100 Degree Temperatures
The Missoula County Fire Protection Association has once again increased the fire danger starting on Friday to Very High.
$19 Million Bond for New Fairgrounds Ice and Ag Center on Ballot
Bonds totaling $19 million will be on the November general election ballot for a new 4-H and Ice Skating center on the Missoula County Fairgrounds.
St. Patrick Hospital Ranked Best in Montana for 4th Year in a Row
For the fourth year in a row, Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula has been named the best in Montana by U.S. News and World Report.
UM Tops in State and Among World’s Best for Academic Research
The Academic Ranking of World Universities recently honored the University of Montana as the best in Montana, and among the best in the world, as well.
Montana Governor Celebrates Record Job Creation Numbers
Governor Greg Gianforte was in the mood to celebrate on Wednesday when details were reported about the number of new jobs created in Montana.
Missoula Library Wins Global Competition for World’s Best
The Missoula Public Library is quite literally the best in the world.
Remains Found In Selway Bitterroot Area Tentatively Identified
Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton told us on Wednesday that remains found in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness area this week have been tentatively identified as a missing Missoula man.
Fire Scientist Explains How to Protect Missoula Homes From Wildfires
On Tuesday, the Missoula County Commissioners visited our studio and hosted retired U.S. Forest Service Fire Behaviorist Jack Cohen.
Griz Picked to Win Big Sky – O’Connell Preseason Defensive MVP
Two pieces of very good news emerged from the Big Sky Conference annual kickoff held in Spokane that wrapped up this weekend.