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Todd Lyons

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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Downtown Summer Nights: Yakima Turns Out for Ayron Jones, Daniel Kirkpatrick and Whitney Monge [PHOTOS]

That was some enchanted evening.

Ayron Jones and The Way, Daniel Kirkpatrick & The Bayonets, and Whitney Monge played some hot licks on a cool summer evening as Yakima turned out by the hundreds for another party at Downtown Summer Nights.

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Todd’s Take: Bedazzle Your Cat’s Butthole With ‘Twinkle Tush’

I have stumbled upon this week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us.  Forget about earthquakes and tsunamis consuming the Northwest, we are already doomed, my friend.

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You Have 3 Weeks To Buy Gas Before Washington State Has 2nd Highest Fuel Tax In US

The most recent session of the Washington State Legislature has just wrapped up, and one of the biggest bills that was passed was a $16 BILLION transportation package. How will this be paid for? By increasing the gasoline tax, of course!

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Watch 4th of July Fireworks Shows Across the U.S. With EarthCam

America’s birthday is just a few days away and the folks at EarthCam will be streaming live video of some of the biggest fireworks displays from sea to shining sea!

Why? Because... ‘Merica!
Not enough of a reason? Okay, think about how fun fireworks are... then multiply that by eleventy brazillion!

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Fourth of July Tips For Taking Great Photos of Fireworks On Your Smartphone

The folks at TIME.com recently had a professional photographer write a list of six tips for taking great pictures of fireworks just using your smartphone.

One of the tips was more in reference to editing and another included the use of a 'selfie stick' and those things should be outlawed so we're leaving it off this list:

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Yakima Residents Capture Rare Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter [PHOTOS]

Tuesday night provided star-gazers around the world a rare opportunity when the planets Venus and Jupiter were both highly visible and in near-alignment with one another.

Here is how it looked from different parts of the Yakima Valley facing west.

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Todd’s Take: My Son Hopping On a Harley Was My ‘Bike Night’ Highlight [VIDEO]

The four Yakima Bike Nights we whipped up (with help from Owen's Harley-Davidson, along with Sea Galley, Hoops Bar & Grill, Mickey's Pub and Jack-son's Sports Bar) were all tremendous successes. I'd like to thank everyone who turned out each week!

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Free Shuttle Buses Running To and From Fairgrounds For Fourth of July Celebration In Yakima

Yakima Transit is offering FREE shuttle bus service to this year's community Independence Day celebration at the fairgrounds on July 4.

The bus service is setting up three Park & Ride locations in Yakima to get you to State Fair Park with little hassle.

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