I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." Aside from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the military, I also spent over two decades working in Montana politics and broadcasting. This included a stint as the State Director for Ryan Zinke’s Congressional offices in Montana, and as communications director for the gubernatorial campaign of now-Congressman Greg Gianforte. Prior to that, I grew a statewide radio show in Montana from 10 signals to more than 20 across the state. My work has been featured nationally by Fox Business, The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Politico, and others. As an officer in the Army National Guard, I served four military tours overseas including time in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I enjoy combining my real-world background and Montana roots, to hopefully give listeners a side of the story they don't get to hear anywhere else.
Montana Governor Orders Ban on COVID Vaccine Passports
Breaking News: Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R-MT) ordered a ban on COVID-19 "vaccine passport" requirements on Tuesday afternoon. Click here for the full order.
“Prom Night in Montana,” And They Know How To Shoot
Usually it's the dads with the guns before prom night, but this is Montana- the ladies have it covered. These young ladies are all sophomores at Broadview High School. They play several sports. Oh yeah, and they know how to shoot.
How Did This Car Make it Across Montana?
First off, is that bullet hole in the windshield, or did he just poke a hole through it so he could see better? Either way, the Montana Highway Patrol says "don't be this guy."
Montana Boy Reportedly Finds Bullet in a Cheetos Bag
That's one way to get more ammo. Did you see this story from TMZ about a Montana boy reportedly finding a bullet in a bag of Cheetos?
Bozeman Town Pump’s “Unmasked Mystery Man” Rides in on Horseback
You can lead a horse to water...or beer...or Doritos...or nachos...but you better not lead em' into Town Pump in Bozeman for your next visit.
Billings Montana 6th Grader “JoJo” Heading to Nationals for Boxing
She doesn't lose. She eithers wins, or she learns. I haven't forgotten what JoJo Martinez, now a 6th grader at Ben Steele Middle School in Billings, first told us about her career in the sport of boxing. One year later, JoJo Martinez is heading to nationals.
Montana’s Wayne Tinkle Nearing the Final Four with Oregon State
Coach Tinkle isn't the only coach playing in the Elite 8 with Montana ties. Kelvin Sampson, the head coach of the Houston Cougars, used to coach at Montana Tech in Butte. And the two Montana-connected coaches will now face each other Monday night.
Billings Schools Plan Return to Normal: Grad Yes, Prom No
Just before we wrapped up our conversation with School District 2 Superintendent Greg Upham in Billings, I figured I better ask him a couple more quick questions. Will there be a prom, and will there be a graduation this year? Graduation yes. Prom no.
Comparing Two Border Towns, “What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers”
Think about, if you were a kid in Texas, you still got to go to school. You largely didn't have to wear masks. And you still got to play "Friday Night Lights" football. Just minutes away, right across the border- you got none of that. No school. No football. And you better wear a mask…
Action Packed Billings Weekend, Fusion Fights to Pub Golf
We kicked things off with the big "St. Patty's Pub Golf Classic" miniature golf tournament that kicked off at 9 different bars on Saturday morning. But things really got kicking Saturday night- as the mixed martial arts "Fusion Fights" got underway in Billings.