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.
Listen To Instrumentals? You “Might” Be Smarter Than Those Who Don’t!
The idea here is the thought that more intelligent individuals seek more novel experiences compared to less intelligent people.
Water Rights Presentation At Yakima Central Library
The legal side of water rights, including types of water rights, senior water rights, and surface water user rights are all part of the conversation .
Yakima’s Memorial Day Service At Tahoma
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 379 and the American Legion Post 36 and their Auxilliaries of Yakima will conduct their service on Monday the 27th at 10 am at Tahoma Cemetery on South 24th Avenue in Yakima.
Science Identifies Dog Breeds Most Likely To Bite
A new study out of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that found that pit bulls and mixed breed dogs have the highest risk of biting and also cause the most damage per bite.
Safe Yakima Valley To Host Youth Law Forum Friday
On Friday May 24, 2019, Safe Yakima Valley and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church are sponsoring a Youth Law Forum at the Henry Beauchamp Community Center (1211 South 7th Street, Yakima) from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Head ‘Em Out – Move ‘Em Out – Summer Travel Starts Now
All in all some 43 million Americans will take a trip in this time period, an increase of 1.5 million over last year.
Yakima Chamber Hosts 2019 Veteran & Community Job Fair
There are still folks looking for work particularly among our veteran population which is why the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2019 Veteran and Community Job Fair.
With Summer Coming – What You Need To Know About Sunscreen
Dermatologist Dr. Allison Arthur says not all sunscreens come with an expiration date, but many do, so you should check for that and write the purchase date on the bottle as a reminder.
Love Dogs? You Are Genetically Hardwired to Do So
Scientists say that though humans have kept dogs as pets for many years, it's not clear exactly why we do it.
In All Things Sweet – Use Moderation (Even Fruit Juice)
Bottom line - eat and drink in moderation, stay active and remember that fruit juices are a poor replacement for actual fruit consumption.