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.
Dave Planning His Next Move to 1.) Help CMN & 2.) Kick Cancer
How about making a donation this Friday to the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon with Lance Tormey and my radio pal Rik Mikals? It would mean a lot.
How To Get There? Follow Your Nose!
Researchers found increased thickness in two areas of the brain predicted a volunteer would have both a better sense of smell and a better sense of direction.
Rasmussen Poll Shows GOP More Activated By Kavanaugh Saga
Latest Rasmussen Polling numbers show Generic Congressional Ballot Is All Tied Up
Is It A Cold Or Flu? How Can You Tell?
Medical experts says there is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs but there are some differences
13th Dist. State representative Tom Dent Seeks Another Term
State Representative Tom Dent (R) is a busy man with a variety of interests but he says nothing interests him more than serving the people of Eastern Washington.
Candidate A.J. Cooper (D) Hope To Add A New Perspective To The 15th
4 term incumbent Dave Taylor was defeated in the primary election setting the table for a fresh face face off in the 15th Dist State House Seat.
15th Dist. Senator Jim Honeyford (R) Offers Senior Experience
Two decades of service, senior leadership, no nonsense approach - Senator Jim Honeyford (R) of Sunnyside says he still has unfinished business on behalf of the people of the 15th and all the residents of Washington.
Lower Valley Mayor Norm Childress Ready For A New Challenge
With three decades of public service, longtime Grandview Mayor Norm Childress now wants to serve the entire county as a Yakima County Commissioner.
Susan Soto Palmer (D) Wants To Add Her Voice To Yakima Commission
It has been a long time since a Democrat sat on the Yakima County Commission. Susan Soto Palmer recently appeared on the Morning News to explain why the time is right and why she is the right person for the job/
14th Dist. Incumbent Gina Mosbrucker (R) Seeks A Third Term
State Representative Gina Mosbrucker (R) has had a lot of legislative success passing a number of bills in her first two terms.