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!
AG Knudsen Slams “Partisan” Montana Supreme Court
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen stopped into the KGVO studios on Friday after speaking at the Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony at Rose Memorial Park on Thursday evening.
Racing the River to Remove Trash From Reserve Street Camp
Spring is here and that means the Clark Fork River is rising, and that’s a problem for city, county and community leaders as they race to finish cleaning up the tons of trash and debris from the Reserve Street homeless camp area.
Missoula Emergency Management Urges Flood Preparation
The Missoula Office of Emergency Management wants to make the community aware of possible minor flooding as the weather warms this spring.
Candidate Greeted at the Door by 10-Year-Old Smoking a Cigar
Political newcomer Wayne Rusk is running for Montana House District 88, which encompasses the northern Bitterroot Valley, including Florence and Stevensville.
Primary Election Ballots Have Been Mailed in Missoula
KGVO News spoke with Elections Administrator Bradley Seaman, who said this will be the first ‘polling place’ election in several years.
Missoula Justice of the Peace Alex Beal on Reelection Bid
Incumbent Justice of the Peace in Department One, Alex Beal, appeared on the KGVO Talk Back show on Thursday to answer questions from listeners about his bid for reelection to a second four-year term.
UPDATE: Polson Homicide Suspect Arrested Near Pablo
20 year-old Tyler Urich, suspected of shooting 22 year-old Rozlyn Bluemel to death after an argument that occurred on Tuesday near Flathead Lake, is still at large, according to Lake County authorities.
Montana Governor Discusses Inflation, Education, and Healthcare
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte stopped by the KGVO studios on Wednesday on his way to Northwestern Montana to continue his second go round of all 56 state counties.
Montana Senator Jon Tester Supports Roe v Wade in Town Meeting
Montana Senior Senator Jon Tester held a Facebook live town meeting on Tuesday to answer questions from viewers on a variety of topics, but he first expressed his total support for Roe v Wade.
Montana Senator on Security for Supremes and Honoring Missing Women
Montana Senator Steve Daines called in to the KGVO Newsmakers Line on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues.
Woman Accused of Murdering Her Two Children Appears in Court
34 year-old Leannah Gardipe, the Missoula woman who has been charged with two counts of deliberate homicide after allegedly stabbing her two young children to death, appeared in Missoula District Court on Tuesday.
Website Says Montana the Sixth Worst Place to Be a Cop in U.S.
The financial website Wallet Hub released a study recently naming Montana as the sixth worst place in the United States to be a law enforcement officer.