I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." I first got my start in Montana politics and broadcasting while working in the US Senate as a student at Howard University over 20 years ago. Shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks, I moved back to Montana and joined the military- eventually serving on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I continue to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve. My first job in the news business was stuffing newspapers for my grandparents at the Glasgow Courier as a little kid. From a stint in TV at Q2 News, to working in politics, and hosting a statewide radio talk show for over a decade- it’s an honor to make sure Montanans have an opportunity to be heard. Previous political stints include serving as a legislative aide to Senator Conrad Burns, communications director for now-governor Greg Gianforte’s 2016 campaign, and as state director for Congressman Ryan Zinke.
One Year Ago: Montana Legend “Piano Pat” of the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge Passes Away
Piano Pat. The woman who would make you sing and make you smile anytime you dropped into the Sip 'n Dip Lounge in Great Falls. "A true Montana legend" has passed away.
A New Meat Processing Facility in Whitehall, Montana?
I was chatting with Evelyn Pyburn from the Big Sky Business Journal, and she told me how economic development officials in Butte are now pressing for a meat processing facility in Whitehall. Sounds like a great idea if you ask me.
Have You Seen This Billboard Near Bozeman Yet?
This photo of the "Make Bozeman Montana Again" billboard has definitely been making the rounds on social media over the weekend.
Recognize That Missoulian on the Yellowstone Season Finale?
It was pretty funny. My wife and I were watching the show and I started yelling out- "that's Jesse Ramos from Missoula...that's Missoula City Councilman Jesse Ramos."
Tim McGraw’s Newest Hat was Made in Billings, Montana
If you saw the cover of the mag, you might think- hey, that's a cool hat that Tim McGraw is wearing. Why yes, yes it is. Did you know that hat was custom made in Billings, Montana?
Montana Historical Society Lands Half a Million Towards Construction
If you've never been to the Montana Historical Society (MHS) building in Helena, you have definitely been missing out. Thanks to sizeable contributions from recent donors, including Montana's Stockman Bank, the Montana Historical Society raised over $500,000.
Melstone, Montana’s Sage Newman Talks Big Week at the NFR in Vegas
Melstone, Montana saddle bronc rider Sage Newman scored his first-ever NFR paycheck this week at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. We caught up with him in person during Cowboy Christmas Thursday afternoon.
Former Trump Trade Advisor Has a Message for Montanans
From holding China accountable, to COVID-19, and the flip-flopping Dr. Fauci- former Trump Trade Adviser Peter Navarro had a lot to say to Montanans.
Court Halts Healthcare Vax Mandate, What’s It Mean for Montana?
We have some breaking news this Monday afternoon. A federal judge ordered a halt the federal vaccine mandate targeting healthcare workers. That's the good news. But what does it mean for Montana?
Florida & Montana Program Helping First Responders with PTSD
When Jessie Holton suffered from PTSD after serving in the US Marine Corps following the 9-11 terror attacks, he says the VA saved his life. He wants first responders to have the same type of life-saving resources.