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 Gets Three ‘F’ Grades for Tobacco Control
The American Lung Association has released its State of Tobacco Control grade for Montana, and the results are not good.
Missoula’s Russell and Broadway Project May Cost $40 Million
The Russell Street corridor remodel and construction project continues, with plans that are tentatively projected to start construction in 2027 at a projected budget of between $30 to 40 million.
Montana Issues Startling Fentanyl Warning After 8 Overdose Deaths
KGVO News spoke to Bryan Lockerby for details on a bulletin that was sent to every law enforcement agency in the state.
Hess Invites Missoulians to ‘Wednesdays with the Mayor’
Mayor Jordan Hess stopped by the KGVO studios on Tuesday to invite the public to the ‘Wednesdays with the Mayor’ program at the Missoula Public Library.
Church Safety Codes Versus Helping the Homeless in Montana
Senate Bill 195 was introduced in the Montana Legislature on Monday by State Senator Jeremy Trebas, District 13 in Great Falls.
Search Process for New Missoula Superintendent Continues
KGVO News spoke to Tyler Christensen about the process of replacing Dr. Rob Watson who resigned to take another education position in Helena.
Montana Gas Prices Will Remain ‘Uncomfortably High’ For Now
DeHaan said a refinery in Colorado has a great deal to do with why gas prices have increased dramatically here in Montana.
Missoula Bank President Warns of Check Fraud and Financial Scams
Burke made time in a very busy schedule to share important information about what to look out for, no matter where you bank.
Barkey Says More Difficult Economic Times Ahead for Montana
Barkey appeared on Friday’s Talk Back show and shared his thoughts as he and his staff prepare for the upcoming statewide Economic Forums starting later this month.
Covey Found Guilty of Homicide in Bludgeoning Missoula Murder
44-year-old Charles Covey was found guilty of deliberate homicide on Thursday after a nearly week-long trial for the murder of wheelchair-bound Lee Roy Nelson in 2020.