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.
Margaret Trudeau — Making Sense of a Bipolar Life
Her story was a roller coaster ride through '70s and '80s that include five children, motherhood, an attempt at being the perfect politicians wife to running away from home and responsibility to a stint as an all-night party girl at New York's infamous Studio 54.
Got Blood? Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Hosts Drive
The Gift of Life is yours to give. A blood drive is scheduled for the Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic Conference Center on Friday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Does Yakima Need A Public Vote On The Pit Bull Ban ?
Yakima Mayor Kathy Coffey says it may be time for an advisory vote on the pit bull ban that's been in place since 1987.
Better To Soar With The Eagles For A Longer Life
British researchers analyzed data on 50,000 people for six-and-a-half years and they discovered that people who liked to go to bed late and get up late had a ten percent higher risk of dying compared to people who preferred to go to bed early and get up early.
Movies And Microsoft – Jolie and Washington’s Own Bill Gates World’s Most Admired
Topping the lists once again are Microsoft's Bill Gates and Hollywood & Humanity's Angelina Jolie.
How You Feel About What You See Affects What You Actually See
A new study out of UCSF shows our emotional state may actually influence what we see.
Yakima’s At-Risk Kids Could Use Your Help This Month
All through the month of April, Rod's House is collecting essentials supplies for these kids like clothes, toiletries, and food.
Heritage Job Fair 2018
Career Fair 2018 is set for Wednesday, April 18th from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. in Smith Family Hall located in the Arts and Science Center on Heritage University’s main campus in Toppenish.
The Eyebrow – Missing Link Of Early Communication
This could raise an eyebrow - Scientists have discovered that eyebrows were the key to how early humans began communicating with one another.
Yakima Says Thanks To Scores Of Volunteers
In 2017 we logged 9,527 volunteer hours and in the past 10 years we have logged a total of 104,362 hours.”