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.
Make Breakfast A Family Affair For A Healthier Body Image For Kids
University of Missouri researchers found that consistently eating breakfast as a family may promote positive body image for children and adolescents.
Yakima’s Restaurant Week Is Back With More Amazing Meals
29 area restaurants are offering Restaurant Week specials and all that information is available at the event website.
What If There Were No Google? Could Our Kids Think Their Way Out?
Can we agree that millions of young Americans have trouble reading, which in its own way puts the country's future in trouble?
Happy Birthday To You – Republican Party
On this day in 1854, the Republican Party was founded as former members of the Whig Party met to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories.
Smoker Beware – Psychosis Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use
They estimated that people who smoked marijuana daily were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug.
The Sky Is No Limit Junior League Event For Girls – Details Clarified
The JLY seeks to help young women maximize their potential, envision a goal inspired future, learn ways to be philanthropic and develop the tenacity to set goals and succeed!
Momma’s Boy? Daddy’s Girl? It’s The Gift of Longer Life!
Researchers followed over 1,500 adults in their 70's and found, despite controlling for socioeconomic statue and health, the lonely individuals consistently died sooner than those who had adequate companionship.
Every Move You Make Can Help Your Health
Women who get lots of light physical activity may have up to a 42 percent lower risk of dying from coronary problems, such as heart attacks, and a 22 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Junior League Of Yakima Helping Middle School Girls Fly High
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE (JLY) of Yakima has set its sights on helping, inspiring and uplifting middle school girls.
Yakima’s “The Range” Merits A National Shooting Sports Five Star Award
You may have heard us on the Morning News from time to time talking about Yakima's primo indoor shooting venue called The Range. It's a great place with excellent facilities and nice and knowledgeable employees.
We aren't the only ones to have noticed...
We aren't the only ones to have noticed...