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!
UM’s Barkey Talks Inflation, Demand and $2B Income Tax Receipts
At the end of May, the Montana Department of Revenue reports that state income tax collections topped over $2 billion.
Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Campus Conceal Carry in HB 102
"My thoughts are that the Supreme Court blew the call," said Knudsen.
More Funds Go to Poverello’s ‘Housing Montana Heroes’ Project
Last week, KGVO News reported that the Poverello Center had received $1.4 million to develop the former Clark Fork Inn into transitional housing for homeless veterans.
Expert Helps Introduce Missoula to the ‘Bear Smart’ Program
James ‘Jamie’ Jonkel helped introduce a much-needed program called ‘Bear Smart’ that has already been in existence in Canada for over 40 years.
Missoula County Commissioners Explain Property Taxes on Talk Back
In the monthly County Talk segment on KGVO’s Talk Back show, County Commissioners Juanita Vero, Josh Slotnick, and Dave Strohmaier dedicated the entire hour to explaining property taxes to listeners and viewers of the KGVO website.
Mayor John Engen Presents Annual Budget to Missoula City Council
Mayor Engen emphasized the fact that inflation is ravaging cities and towns across the country and Missoula is no exception.
Child COVID Vaccine Questions Answered by Renowned Pediatrician
Dr. Savio Beers addressed the fact that while ‘Operation Warp Speed’ initiated under the Trump administration got the COVID vaccines for adults out in less than 18 months, the vaccines for children received much longer testing and evaluation.
Monica Tranel Slams Roe v. Wade Decision and Ryan Zinke
Western District Democratic Congressional Candidate Monica Tranel appeared on the KGVO Talk Back show this week and took questions from the audience on a variety of topics, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of the Roe v Wade decision.
Montana Congressman Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling
Montana’s lone Congressman, at least till January 2023, Matt Rosendale called into the KGVO Newsmakers line to talk about issues in Montana and in Washington, D.C.
Fire Danger Has Been Raised to ‘Moderate’ in Western Montana
The Missoula County Fire Protection Association has officially raised the fire danger level in western Montana to Moderate.