My name is Todd E. Lyons. On the radio you may know me as “Todd E. Lyons, Esquire.” I have been on the airwaves in Yakima since 1989 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 currently reside in East Valley with my lovely wife, Carrie, and our son, Drew. I am extremely fortunate to work on the very radio stations I grew up listening to. So much so that I not only was once 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 about rock music, sports, individual liberty or whatever spins your beanie!
Should We End the Practice of Playing the National Anthem Before Sporting Events Altogethe…
What with the recent kerfuffle surrounding the American flag and the 'Star-Spangled Banner' at NFL games, I started to think that maybe we should end the practice of singing/playing the national anthem before sporting events altogether.
Todd’s Take: First Day of Fall = Decorative Gourd Season!
Today is the first day of Autumn which means one thing in my house. Time for the annual recitation of Colin Nissan's classic essay, "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf-----s".
Cooper Kupp Rookie of the Year Tote Board
Cooper Kupp is enjoying his first season in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. We will track his progress each week here.
Montage of Sports Broadcasters Saying Things That Sound Dirty But Aren’t [VIDEO]
Deadspin.com culled together some gems of live sporting event broadcasters uttering some very nasty phrases when taken out of context.
Ellensburg Band Cobrahawk To Open For Smashmouth At Central Washington State Fair
Ellensburg band Cobrahawk earned the opening slot for the Smash Mouth concert at the 125th Central Washington State Fair.
Todd’s Take: ‘That Man’ Found In the Yakima River Was MY Friend Joe
The first person I ever met at my first job in the Fall of 1989 was "Jumpin' Joe" Langdon. We became, and stayed, friends to this day.
I lost my friend yesterday.
I lost my friend yesterday.
Todd’s Take: I Took My Son To His First Washington Huskies Football Game – Here’s What We …
Saturday, I took my 12 year-old son to his first football game at Husky Stadium. Here are some neat landmarks to look for when you visit.
Myles Kennedy and Alter Bridge Return Home To Spokane In December
Spokane native Myles Kennedy and his band Alter Bridge will return home as part of their 'Last Hero Tour' with special guests All That Remains
Our Week 2 Football Tailgate Party Is at West Side Pizza
Our second Football Tailgate Party is at West Side Pizza, 140 S. 72nd Ave., Suite 130 this Monday night (Sept. 18).
Tickets Are On Sale Now for Yakima’s Annual Chili Cookoff
The air might be a little nippy by Oct. 21, but you can bet the entries in Yakima's 14th annual Chili Cookoff won't be.
Win a $50 Gas Card on Free Fill-Up Friday! [CONTEST]
Gas prices are going up again (thanks, Hurricane Harvey), so we're doing our part to help keep you rolling with Free Fill-Up Friday!
West Valley Rams Varsity Football Game V. Heritage Back On In Yakima Tonight
West Valley vs. Heritage - which was cancelled last night - is a go at Clasen Field tonight