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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: 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.
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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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KORN’s Jonathan Davis Expresses Concerns About U.S. On Alex Jones’ InfoWars

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is notoriously private despite being the lead singer for one of the most popular rock bands in the last 20 years.

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LIVE Concert DVD with Comedian Brad Upton to be Recorded in Yakima Next Friday

You're invited to be a part of the audience when Northwest comic Brad Upton shoots a live concert DVD slated for national distribution at the Seasons Performance Hall on Friday, June 13.

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