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.
Putting A New Face On Yakima’s Downtown
The group know as DAY - for Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY), has awarded an all-time high of $14,000 in matching grant funding to applying businesses.
No Blue Wave With Smoke & Mirrors on The Menu
Since they have no policies of substance to sell to the American public, other than to reverse the actions of the president, the Democrats are setting down a smoke screen to confuse and mislead voters, a little sleight of hand if you will.
What Students Need To Know About The World Of Work
The program is a comprehensive package including paid job and career training, 100 summer work hours, educational assistance, a pre-employment skills class, certification and credentials, and job search assistance. Students will also have the opportunity to attend field trips to colleges & tech …
Medical Science – Could Genetic “Ironing” Reverse The Signs Of Aging?
According to EurekAlert, a new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases - and possibly reverse the signs of aging!
Could Your Career Choice Predict Your Chances of Cheating On Your Spouse?
According to the Business Insider, a new survey from dating website Ashley Madison has shown people with certain careers are more likely to be unfaithful to their partners.
Marijuana Memories May Lead To Depression
The heavy marijuana users held onto unpleasant memories longer and recalled happy moments in more general terms than specific ones.
Who Is The Better Navigator? Man Or Woman?
Science has now "officially" demonstrated that men tend to navigate more efficiently than women.
Playin’ the Name Game – People Judge You On Your Name
Results show people do make generalizations about you based on the associations they have with your name.
Yakima’s Memorial Day Parade Rolls This Saturday at 10 A.M.
Yakima's Memorial Day parade is this Saturday morning at 10 along Yakima Avenue.
Back On Track For The Ongoing Fight Against Cancer
Virginia Mason Memorial’s oncology rehabilitation and exercise walking group for cancer survivors (MORE) is back on track starting Tuesday, May 29 at Yakima's Kissel Park.