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.
Gas Prices Update – Big Bump Up Year To Date
Yakima's gasoline prices now stand 89.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Corporate America Rewards The Shot Takers
"We can’t wait to see our buds,...but when we do, let’s do it safely."
Yakima P.D. Captain Reacts To Crowd Bad Behavior During Standoff
The effort to calm the suspect lasted several hours and drew many law enforcement officers and ultimately what was described as a crowd of about 100 people including families with children.
The Legislature Is Winding Down – How Much More Will We Pay?
We are told not to worry and that it's like a "luxury tax", meant for just a few. But what starts out as a tax of limited scope, can easily morph over the rest of us over time.
Mental Health And Mass Shootings-What’s The Fix?
Rather than dealing with the dicey & difficult task of getting/forcing people into mental health care, many on the left in America are seeking to remove guns from society thinking that solves the problem.
Mixed Support For New Drug Possession Bill
Anybody that’s serious understands this has to be dealt with before we leave.
New Poll Says Majority Supports Gun Rights
73 percent agree the Second Amendment is one of our most important and cherished rights protected by the U.S. Constitution
Exactly What Is A Journalist’s Job, Not Everyone Agrees
For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media
Yakima Convention Center Now One Of Biggest In The State
From a competitive point of view, only Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma have larger facilities which means easier recruiting and more amenities for groups looking to meet in Central Washington.
Get Trained On How to Run For Office
If you have an interest in running for office there is an educational experience available to you that will help with your effort.