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My name is Todd E. Lyons. On the radio you probably know me as “Todd E. Lyons, Esquire.” Every morning, hundreds of women wake up with me. I have shared the airwaves in the mornings (6 to 9) with you since 1998, and look forward to it every day. I was born in Seattle, the son of a sharecropper. My family and I moved to the “Fruit Bowl of the Nation” when I was a wee lad of only 7. I spent my formative years in the West Valley of Yakima, indoctrinated in public school. I became keenly familiar with the “special” desk while attending Apple Valley Elementary. The teachers referred to it as the “isolation booth,” but I called it the “special desk.” Most of what I know today, however, can be credited to the “School of Hard Knocks.” I am extremely fortunate to work on the very radio station I grew up listening to. I loved listening to KATS so much when I was younger that I not only was a client, I became an employee! If you ever see me stumbling about this great valley of ours, please give me a shout. I would love to talk with you and find out what you think about 94.5 KATS!
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ESPN Airs Metallica Mistakes

"This Is Sports Center" is the marketing campaign the the "Worldwide Leader" in sports broadcasting has developed and successfully maintained for many years.

The concept of the 30-second promos is to leave the impression that all of the movers and shakers in the sports world reside in Bristol, Conn., which is the headquarters of ESPN and where Sports Center originates from.

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Courtesy of: Rent-A-Label/Barry Lyons
Courtesy of: Rent-A-Label/Barry Lyons
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Saving Abel’s New Singer Calls KATS

Earlier this morning, in anticipation of Saving Abel's performance at the ninth annual Smokeout Chokeout at the Speakeasy Bar & Grill, I had the chance to speak with the band's new lead singer Scotty Austin (pictured second from right).

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: Yakima Little League All-Stars Enjoy Baseball, Rock & Roll and Being Kids

Last night my family and some close friends attended the Yakima Valley Pippins game (Pippins win!) and stuck around post-game for their fantastic fireworks display to conclude the evening.

During the pregame festivities, a group of youngsters got to run onto the field with the starting nine. As it turned out, our seats were right next to theirs once they returned to the stands.

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Yakima’s Best Fireworks Display Will Be In Moxee — Again!

There are a few days on the calendar when the little pyromaniac inside all of us gets to scratch the itch to set fire to overpriced, colorful bits of paper and cardboard made in China... without fear of legal reprisal!

Every year, I tell my friends that on the Fourth of July, my neighborhood in Moxee resembles downtown Baghdad, so every year more and more of my friends and family come to my house to celebrate Independence Day to see the insane display

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Washington State Incarceration Rate Higher Than All But Three Countries In World

If you haven't noticed, the "Land of the Free" has long since ceased to exist.

A recent article in Reason magazine, cited a chart that was compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative that clearly shows the United States of America far and away leading the rest of the world in rates of incarceration with 716 citizens per 100,000 locked up.  No. 2 is Cuba (510 per 100,000) followed by Rwanda (492).

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