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.
What’s In A Name? Bay Girl Names Will Be Changing Soon?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is predicting what baby girl names will be most popular in 2020 with Emma, Olivia, and Ava expected to be the top three.
Conservative Commentator Bill O’Reilly – Back On Radio On KIT
Bill O'Reilly, once the KING of Cable on Fox is back in broadcasting, back on a couple of hundred radio stations, including KIT
VFW Membership Is on The Rise In Yakima
As of July 2019, the VFW says a 27-year period of steady decline came to an end with the addition of nearly 25,000 new members.
The Apple Has Found Its Way To Tennessee
Jack Daniels just announced that a new apple-flavored whiskey is on the way. It’s called Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple
The Ramifications Of Impeachment
For those who believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the freedom in which to express those core values, the Conservative Commandos Radio Show is for you.
Yakima Valley Reads Is Back – Start Turning Those Pages
Lamarr fled her marriage to a controlling Austrian arms dealer, narrowly escaped Nazi persecution, and arrived in 1930s Hollywood
Lawyer Says 6th Amendment Doesn’t Apply To Whistleblower Cases
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution wasn't written to apply to impeachment, says David Dorsen, a former assistant chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee.
Mix It Up For Your Kid’s Health – Playing Multiple Sports Is Better
Researchers found that kids who concentrate on only one sport may be at greater risk of stress fractures, tendinitis and knee injuries.
This Day In History – Baseball History!
This day, October First, has baseball and baseball playoff history to it's name.
To Your Health – Beer or Wine – Which Is Best?
Researchers have has been studying the long-term effects of wine and beer on health, discovering wine and beer are more or less equal when it comes to lowering a person's heart disease risk.