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.
Summer Vacation – Fun For Kids, Stress For Parents
A study of 2,000 parents reveals 58 percent say they feel pressure to plan out what their kids will do for the whole summer, and on average, they want summer vacation to end after just 13 days.
Trump Slumps in Some Polls Over Border Kids
So perhaps Trump has slumped a little, EVEN THOUGH voters blame the parents for putting their kids in the situation in the first place, it's still on Trump and the administration as to what happened next with those kids. It shows the power of those "media allies in full cry".
Special Olympics Torch To Pass Through Yakima
It's a tradition to light the Olympic Flame to start the games and the trail of torch will pass through Yakima.
MADD Honors Drunk Driving First Responders
This Saturday, 6-23-18, MADD Washington will celebrate "Salute Our Heroes Day" at the Yakima Greenway's Sarge Hubbard Park.
Guys Say Food Tastes Better When Dished Up By Attractive Servers
University of British Columbia and Simon Fraiser University researchers polled 195 adults and found men rated a restaurant meal as more delicious when it was served by a good looking waitress!
What Your Coffee Choice Says About Your Politics
Researchers say drinking lattes can be seen as an indicator of openness to globalization and willingness to embrace open markets.
Yakima’s Plaza Future Now In The Hands Of Voters
Who could blame the generous donors of nearly 10-million dollars to decide to take their money and go home.
Drag Your Tail to Downtown Summer Nights for Fun
Too Slim is Too Cool and the Taildraggers are second fiddle to none and there you have the makings for another outstanding edition of Yakima's Downtown Summer Nights this Thursday on Front Street.
Toppenish Health Fair Set For Saturday
“When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.”
Washington Is A Top Ten Road Trip State
Washington State makes the WalletHub Top Ten Best States for a road trip based on a variety of factors.