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 Sheriff Udell Looks Back On Year One
Sheriff Udell cites improvement in technology and in internal operations for greater efficiency as important projects for a county with a large land mass and a small number of deputies.
Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Coming to Spokane
Gen. Mattis has written recently about some of his experiences within the Trump administration and his concerns about America's growing tribalism.
Radiothon In The Rearview
Thanks Yakima Valley. Thanks for seeing the value and importance of supporting the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon.
How Old Is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat? [POLL]
A survey from Today found 73 percent of respondents said kids should stop trick-or-treating between the ages of 12 and 17. What do you think? Take our poll and tell us.
Children’s Miracle Network Needs Your Call And Your Pledge
Your contributions stay here in the valley to support Children's Village, the Pediatrics Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital.
Spooky Health Fair Planned In Yakima For Oct 26th
Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic invites families to celebrating health and Halloween with fun and free food at a health fair Saturday, Oct. 26, at 602 East Nob Hill Blvd., in Yakima.
The Mets Made History 50 Years Ago Today
Now the National have taken four straight from the St. Louis Cardinals and so they wait for their moment in the brightest spotlight in baseball.
Are We Happier As A Nation Than In The Past?
The study published this week in Nature Human Behavior,showed that in general, there were dips in well-being across all the countries as wars took place, but all bounced back pretty quickly.
Should We Take Vitamin D When Winter Clouds Roll In?
Scientific literature doesn't make it clear if taking supplements offers a health benefit but Vitamin D is an important nutrient for bone health, and there's some research that suggests taking it as a supplement could reduce prostate, colon, and skin cancer risk. too.
Nerf Guns and Dragons – Lynchpin’s Open House & 6 Year Anniversary
The Lynchpin organization offers a variety of innovative approaches to develop critical social skills in both structured and unstructured environments.