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 Combat Vet Looks For Help To Honor One Of Yakima’s Greatest Warriors
Ramon Dang is asking for the community's help to raise the funds to give back to this great hero that is buried in our community.
The Feds Look To Pull Christ From Christmas In D.C.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is involved in a lawsuit over its refusal to run Catholic ads on buses and trains that show a picture of shepherds and the website FindThePerfectGift.org.
Just Gotta Have Carbohydrates? Blame It On The Brain!
The theory is that if dieters knew the desires are because of the neurons', and not lack of will power, they might not be so hard on themselves and might find their way more quickly back to self control.
When Is A Kid No Longer A Kid
Australian researchers say the definition of adolescence should be expanded to include people ages ten to 24.
Newhouse Fears DACA Setback From Shutdown
Rep. Dan Newhouse said, “I believe that our borders must be secured, and our laws must be upheld, but we must also understand that these young people grew up in America and know no other life.
Burrito Lovers Stay In Your Lane
The bank manager says he knocked on the window of Francisco's blue Hyundai sedan for "some time" before the man awoke and placed an order for a burrito. Police were called, and the rest is history.
The Alzheimer’s Association Needs Your Help
The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and t…
Will Brady’s Hand Dictate AFC Championship Outcome?
Quarterback Tom Brady landed on the injury report on Wednesday after a injuring his right hand in a collision with a teammate. Now EVERYBODY in New England and half the country is wondering about Brady’s hand.
Zillah Firefighters Need Help For One Of Their Own
The Zillah Volunteer Firefighters would like to invite the public to a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit the family of Volunteer Firefighter Dora Gunnoe.
Could Yakima Hops Find A Home On Mars?
Raise a glass of beer to the fact that hops took to the dense, dry, and often inhospitable soil typical to the planet Mars which means one day - Beer In Space!