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 Job For Next Year? The Forest Is Calling!
The clock is ticking wit all summer job applications needing to be submitted online at www.usajobs.gov between September 17 and October 12, 2018.
Survey Says – You Just Have To get Away If You Want To Stick Around
A study shows men who took three weeks or less of annual work leave were 37 percent more likely to die during the course of the study compared to those who took off more than three weeks each year!
In Moderation – Chocolate Is Heart Healthy
Researchers found eating up to three bars of chocolate each month cut a person's risk of heart failure by 13 percent.
Backwards, Forwards Or Still The Same? The Dream at 55.
1963, 55 years ago today, 200,000 people participated in a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
When Looking “Good” Can Really Pay Off
Science says women who live in environments with greater economic inequality were the most likely to sexualize themselves in selfie type images.
To Drink Or Not To Drink – Make Up Your Mind, Science!
Stanford University conducted this study of lots of other studies and concluded that alcohol is one of the world's leading causes of disability, disease and death with abstinence as their ultimate recommendation.
Bill Gates Gift Means Scholarships For Native Americans
Heritage University has received a $650,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Coordinated Ink Attack On The President
It's not as though the press has been slacking off on attacking the President up until now but this Thursday 8-16 is supposed to be open season for Anti-Trump Editorials
Behold Your Future, uh..Medically Speaking
It's a genetic test called "polygenic risk scoring" and it can calculate your risk of developing any of the five biggest killers decades before any symptoms show up.
Yakima PD Lip Sync Challenge Is A Winner – Believe It
This is just what every community needs to lift spirits and lighten up.