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.
From Montana to Indiana: Talking TikTok, China & More
I got a great message from Tony Katz, a great radio host out in Indiana. He wanted to hear our take on Montana now being the first state in the nation to stick it to the Communist Chinese and ban TikTok. I thought it'd be great for us to hear Tony's take back here in Montana as well.
After Battle Got National Attention, Emily Eyes Graduation
She had to fight just to attend her senior year of high school and graduate with her friends, but the good people of Montana had her back. Her battle with the Billings School Board ended up getting national attention on Fox News and elsewhere. Now, Emily Pennington is excited to graduate from West High.
All of Montana Smoked Out, Thanks Canada!
We're all smoked out up here in the Flathead. What's going on? Same deal for Kelly in Glasgow. Then I looked out our studio windows in Billings- yep, looks like the whole state is smoked out.
Ni Hao: Montana Bans ZuckBucks and China-Owned Land
Hello...er- Ni Hao! Montana puts in place a ban on China-owned land, and they also block Zuckbucks in elections.
With Prices Soaring, Why the Laurel Gas Plant Matters for Montana
Let's put the high-paying jobs and the money that it will bring in for schools and our economy aside for just a moment. With energy prices soaring across America, why is it important that Northwestern Energy gets this natural gas-fired power plant up and running in Laurel, Montana?
Breaking Down the Mexican Drug Cartels in Montana
The DEA secured 900,000 lethal doses of fentanyl during a recent operation. Plus, the head of the DEA in Montana breaks down the Mexican drug cartel presence in Montana- especially on our reservations.
MT Dept of Livestock Hosting Brucellosis Info Sessions
Mike Honeycutt, the Director of the Montana Department of Livestock, joined us Monday morning in advance of the meetings to talk about the latest elk surveillance results when it comes to brucellosis concerns.
Helium: “The New Gold Rush” in Montana’s Golden Triangle
On Thursday morning we caught up with Shelby Mayor Gary McDermott and longtime Shelby attorney Don Lee who both have extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. Don Lee tells us that helium exploration is being referred to as "the new Gold Rush." And check out what they're finding in Montana's Golden Triangle.
Yes, The Polka Taught Flint Rasmussen How to Dance
"My mom and dad, since I was seven years old, eight years old they listened to KSEN radio in Shelby, Montana every morning. And at five minutes to eight from the time I was in junior high, they always played a polka leading into the eight o'clock. And I remember my parents polka'ing in the kitchen"
Montana Governor Celebrates a List of Achievements
Governor Gianforte highlights several bills now signed into law. Plus, what got these 4th graders in Vaugh, Montana so excited?