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!
Oil Prices Plummet due to Omicron Scare – Gas Prices to Follow
Along with the bad news of the worldwide Omicron COVID 19 virus scare, the good news is that oil prices are plummeting, with gas prices hopefully to follow.
Mt. Sentinel Attacker gets 30 Years in State Prison Hospital
38 year-old Jared Kuntz, the man who viciously attacked a woman and her son on the ‘M’ trail on Mt. Sentinel in April of 2020 and then attacked two other men later that day, was sentenced on Monday morning in Missoula District Court by Judge Leslie Halligan.
State Provides Fall Enrollment Numbers for all Montana Schools
The State of Montana Office of Public Instruction has released the total number of all students enrolled in public, private and home school settings.
57 – Missoula’s New Record High Temperature was set at Midnight
You may not have been awake to realize it, but Missoula set a new record high temperature for this date of 57 degrees, but the interesting part is that the record was actually set in the middle of the night, in fact at midnight on Monday morning.
CDC Statement Released about Newest COVID -19 Variant – Omicron
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement for the nation’s media outlets on Saturday regarding the newest variant of COVID 19, called Omicron.
FBI – $380,000 Lost to Online Scammers in Montana Last Year
The FBI reported on Wednesday that Montanans lost nearly $380,000 to online scammers in 2020.
With Record High Energy Prices – LIHEAP Helps Pay Energy Bills
The State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services wants the public to know that there is help for those having trouble paying record high energy and even water bills.
$10 Million Bail for Woman Accused of Killing her Two Children
According to court documents released on Monday morning, a Missoula woman, 34 year-old Leannah Gardipe, has been charged with two counts of deliberate homicide after allegedly cutting the throats of her three and five year-old children with a steak knife.
Two Children Found Dead in Home – Woman in Custody
Two children were found dead in a residence near the intersection of Reserve and 7th Street early Friday morning, and a female suspect is now in custody.
Winter Weather Advisory – Chains Required Over Lookout Pass
The Montana Department of Transportation road report states that there was an accident on I-90 just east of Missoula, and that chains are now required over Lookout Pass, with intermittent ice and snow on highways throughput western Montana