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.
Yakima’s Harman Center Hosts Valentine’s Blood Drive
Everyone is invited to give a little at the Harman Center’s first Valentine’s Blood Drive scheduled from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15th.
CBS Says No to Marijuana Ads During the Big Game
Super Bowl LIII will feature the most creative advertising copy Madison Avenue has to offer but don't look for any mention of marijuana.
January Zodiac Points To The Potential Of Becoming Rich & Famous
If you want your child to be Rich & Famous, better get busy in May or June. (it's a math thing)
Yakama Legends Casino Shares Success With Area Nonprofits
In 2018, the Charitable Contributions Fund vetted hundreds of of applications and distributed more than $480,000 to 214 area nonprofits.
Report Says Climate Change Threatens Coffee But What About Liberal Politics
How about Howard Schultz for President and Jay Inslee as his Veep?
As The Wall Fight Continues, Hispanic Support Grows for Trump
An online article in The Hill about President Trump's latest offer to House Democrats to get the government back to full operation in exchange for $5.7 billion for increased border security reminds us all of what happens once an illegal alien gets ushered into our legal system: not much!
Here Is How To Contact Central Washington’s Politicians
The Washington Legislature is now in session, hold on to your wallets, and your guns and your...well, you name it and there is a pretty good chance the democratically controlled House & Senate will probably want a chunk of it.
Respect and Justice At The Core Of Yakima Women’s march
The annual Women's March in Yakima is scheduled for Saturday January 19th with hundreds of women expected to participate in what their facebook page says is an event "Affirming Women in Yakima and Central Washington.
New Report Says 90% Of Guns Used In Crime Obtained Illegally
Just 10 percent of gun carrying convicts said they got weapons through purchases or trades at gun shows, flea markets, firearm stores, and pawn shops .
To Make The Most Of Green Tea’s Benefits Brew With Bottled Water
Their research showed levels of EGCG were "drastically reduced" in green teas brewed with tap water because levels of calcium, magnesium and iron are higher in tap water.