Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee … wait, that was that other Davy. This one was born on a cattle and wheat farm on the Great Plains of North Dakota. Farm-fresh common sense, work ethic and imagination forged in the fields of great grains. Like spaghetti? Thank my dad. After an Honor Society high school career in Lakota, N.D., I attended junior college on a basketball scholarship where I repeatedly demonstrated that white men indeed can’t jump. But I did manage an associate’s degree in wildlife management. From there, a semester at the University of North Dakota, where I started to pursue a background in broadcasting and a minor in goofing off, so… To further educational opportunities and real-world experience, I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1974 and eventually became part of the first all-volunteer army. I served three years as a radio/TV information specialist with extra training in newsprint and leadership. The bulk of my tour was at Fort Lewis, Wash., and I made a note to return to the great state of Washington one day. Honorably discharged in 1977 I returned to North Dakota and Minot State University, where I received degrees in communications and psychology. While attending school I worked as a radio DJ and a TV news reporter at a local combo operation. It was there that I discovered that what was taught in classroom didn’t always square with what was going on in the real world. Good to know. From there I moved to Blacksburg, Va., and a radio/TV producer job for Virginia Tech University -- Go, Gobblers! Go, Hokies! Two years on the East Coast was enough and I headed west to the hippie enclave of Eureka, Calif., for my first TV news director/anchorman gig. Yes, I had a mustache and comparisons to Ron Burgundy would one day be appropriate … just keep them “classy.” At a news guy conference in Las Vegas I met legendary newsman T.J. Close, who was from Washington state! Here was my callback to the Evergreen State, but I wound up on the never-green side of the Cascades. T.J hired me to come to Yakima and KIMA-TV in the winter of 1982. I worked a couple of years there, then spent 10 years across town as news director/anchor at KAPP-TV. I tried my hand at TV sales and radio sales and ultimately got a morning talk show radio gig for about two years on KCHT. (K-chat. Get it? Me, neither) By then KNDO-TV, the only TV station in town I hadn’t worked for, was looking for a news director/anchorman and they came calling based on my track record of past success and the fact that I work cheap. That was a successful five-year run, but the station was sold and the new owners wanted their own people in place, so early in 2001 I was about to be out of a job when KIT’s manager called and asked me to breakfast. Best meal ever! LOTS of bacon. Sixteen years later the Morning News with Dave and Lance rolls on as Yakima’s most popular morning radio show, presenting a variety of news , sports, weather, talk and fun -- Information and good conversation wrapped in our tell-it-like-it-is kinda style. We champion our advertisers, we pull for the underdogs, we love kids, veterans, seniors, animals, America and everything else that’s good and true that list doesn’t cover. We are A.M Proud with conservative values and a love for the people of the Yakima Valley. And it sure beats working on the farm.
Which Is Worse – Pit Bull Ban or Pit bull Bite? Who suffers more?
One of the first steps in handling a potentially dangerous animal is to be aware and honest with yourself as to what that potential is.
Not Again! Yakima Council To Revisit Pit Bull Ban
"Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs. "
Yakima County Health Ranking – Still Low But Better
Yakima County’s overall health ranking, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is 31st among 39 counties.
Attn: Baby Boomers, Hepatitis C Screening Saturday In Yakima
The CDC recommends all baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) be tested, because this age group is five times more likely than any other to have Hep C.
Equal Pay? Not Even At The Piggy Bank!
If the money is paid out in cash, the difference given to boys and girls is even more pronounced, with boys receiving an average of $18.55 per month and girls getting an average of $15.07.
There Is A City Where By Law You are Not Allowed To Die
In Longyearbyen, Norway, threats that buried dead bodies will spread disease during spring thaws led to passage of a "NO DYING ALLOWED" law.
Want More Productivity From Your Crew? Science Says Offer Pizza!
Fox news is reporting that pizza can be an intense motivator for people at work.
What Can We Learn From The Student Walkout On Wednesday?
When your son, daughter or grand kids comes home from school, ask them about the experience. How did they feel, what did they learn, what was said, how did other students react?
Why Would Age 31 Be The Most Expensive Year Of Your Life?
Sorry millennials, life is about to get a lot more expensive as you close in on the age of 31.
The Pursuit of Happiness Can Make You Unhappy!
The results showed that a person's perception of limited time is influenced by their pursuit of happiness. In other words, time becomes a concern mostly when you feel you haven't yet achieved happiness.