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.
TODAY Is The Deadline To Register For Political Candidate School
Even if your interest is just volunteering to help get a good Republican candidate elected, the Yakima County Republicans Candidate School is for you, April 28th from 9:00am to 6:00 pm.
80 Year Study ( And A TV Show) Finds Secret To Happiness
In fact, a new study shows having friends is the secret to unlocking a lifetime of happiness.
Yakima Youth -Tribes Forming To Make A Better Future
The first TeenTribe is designed for Yakima Valley girls ages 11-17 and as Michell says, "will help them learn how to navigate life's challenges, develop healthier relationships...and create goals for the future."
Yakima Nuke Workers To Get Medical Answers This Friday
Haven Home Health is organizing a series of meetings for Richland, Yakima and Seattle during which panel experts will be available to help attendees maximize claims for benefits and compensation.
Free Dental Help Coming For Yakima’s Vets
A Day of Service event is planned for Saturday, June 9th, with a goal of providing free dental care to thousands of veterans.
Is It Better To Be Attractive Or To Make More Money?
Some new research indicates less attractive folks actually make more money!
You May Have Heard Dogs Can Predict Earthquakes — Well, Can They?
The first scientific study about the phenomenon finds there's no strong evidence that animals can predict earthquakes.
You Have To Remember To Move In Order To Be Able To Remember To Move
Electronic movement reminders are a good idea, especially when you realize that long stretches of sedentary behavior have been linked to changes in part of the adult brain that's critical for - memory.
Get The Lowdown On The I-82 South Union Gap Project
WSDOT staff will be on-hand from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 to answer questions at the open house scheduled for the Union Gap School multi-purpose room at 3201 4th Street, Union Gap.
College Credits For Yakima High Schoolers – Look to Heritage University
For the next two years, the students at Yakima's High Schools will be able to take free Heritage University courses in English, history/humanities, math and science and the credits earned in those courses can be transferred to any college or university.