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.
Pizza For Breakfast? Well, Maybe.
A registered dietitian is favorably comparing a slice of pizza with your healthy morning bowl of cereal.
Congressional Common Sense Takes A Big Hit – Rep. Trey Gowdy To Step Down
South Carolina Congressman Harold Watson (Trey) Gowdy III won't be running for re-election and he says he won't run for political office ever again. Speaking to Politico Gowdy said, "Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justi…
Yakima’s Edward Jones Advisors Part Of A Select Company
Financial services firm Edward Jones just received some hard won recognition. The national company with several local office has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies ranking sixth in the category of Securities/Asset Management..
Flu Cases Batten Down Hospital Hatches
As high rates of flu pack the rooms at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital, the hospital has adjusted its visitation policy. As a precaution, children 12 years of age and younger are restricted from visiting the hospital.
Rep. Dan Newhouse Responds To The State Of The Union Speech
President Trump laid out his administration’s commitment to the most important duty there is: strongly defending the United States and American citizens. When America is strong, unified, and proud, we can accomplish anything.”
Dog Flu Is Real And It’s Out There Now Too
Canines can catch two different strains of the virus and almost all dogs who get exposed to either strain will become infected.
The Happiest Place On Earth – Plus Beer!
The Daily Mail is reporting that San Diego-based brewery Ballast Point Brewing has announced it will open a restaurant and beer garden in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California.
Would You Support No Tackle Football Until Age 14?
A Hall of Fame linebacker says, "I made the mistake starting tackle football at nine years old. Now, CTE has taken my life away. Youth tackle football is all risk with no reward."
Immigration Organization Not Happy With President’s Plan
FAIR’s concerns include granting amnesty- not to 800-thousand but to 1-point-1-million illegal aliens, no solutions to sanctuary cities, no nationwide implementation of E-Verify, the slow phase out of chain migration allowing all on the current waiting list to get in and the fact that legaliz…
Good Jobs And Groceries Headed Our Way
A new Winco grocery store is scheduled to open in Union Gap in the near future and the company announced that it will begin taking resumes and applications starting February 1.