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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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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire’s Blog: I Meet One of My Musical Idols — Steve Earle

Another 'Bucket List' item crossed off for yours truly last night.

Iconic songwriter/musician Steve Earle and the Dukes came through Yakima on the "Low Highway" tour and played the Capitol Theatre.  I took my dad as a belated Father's Day present as he and I have come to know and love Mr. Earle's music dating back to around 1996.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: ‘Throwback Thursday’

I love the concept of “Throwback Thursday” and seeing all of the vintage pics on social media sites.
Personally, I think it says a lot about a person who is willing to share, in many cases, photos of themselves that they might otherwise consider embarrassing. It’s especially interesting when it’s of a person that one hasn’t necessarily known their entire life.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire’s Blog: My Corner of the Universe

Working in the radio business has allowed me to meet not just famous rock 'n' rollers, but also people from all around the country. Earlier today I had a phone conversation (!) with a young woman who works for an independent record promoter based back east. As we compared the two areas of the country we live in, I quickly realized how fortunate I am to live and work in a beautiful valley such as Yakima.

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Black Label Society, Black Crowes Headline Experience Hendrix Tour

Kelly West's favorite ax man -- Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde -- and Todd E. Lyons, Esquire's guitar hero -- Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson -- as well as Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many others will highlight the fall version of the "Experience Hendrix" tour.

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Reactions Around the World to U.S.A. World Cup Win

Following yesterday's 2-1 upset victory over nemesis Ghana (the country who has twice knocked the U.S. out) in the opening round of World Cup soccer play, I was reminded of this YouTube gem that I stumbled across following Landon Donovan's improbable goal against Algeria in 2010. (Click here for a refresher.)

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(Clockwise from top left: Gavin, Nick, Todd E. Lyons, Esquire, Liam, Natalia, Kelly West)/T.S.M.
(Clockwise from top left: Gavin, Nick, Todd E. Lyons, Esquire, Liam, Natalia, Kelly West)/T.S.M.
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Battle of the Bands Winner ‘Fall Days’ to Open Downtown Summer Nights Tonight

Thursday afternoon, alternative-rock band Fall Days out of Bonney Lake stopped by the studio to give us a taste of what was to come when they hit stage for Downtown Summer Nights.

The upstart band, playing together for nearly two years, were the winners in an under-21 battle-of-the-bands held at the Seasons Performance Hall back on April 5.

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2014 Yakima Sports Awards — Team of the Year

Earlier today, I had the honor of co-emceeing the 12th annual Yakima Valley Sports Awards luncheon held at the Yakima Convention Center.  The awards acknowledge the most outstanding individual and team performances from the 2013-14 high school sports world in 20 categories.

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