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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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KAT Fight: Nickelback vs. ISLANDER

All right, KATS Krazies ... need a little help here!

Two new songs from one established, very polarizing band, another from an upstart.
In this corner, Nickelback and their new tune "Edge of a Revolution," and in this corner, ISLANDER with their cut, "Coconut Dracula."  Yes, I said "Coconut Dracula."

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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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Aussie ‘Guitar Ninja’ Blake Noble To Close Out ‘Downtown Summer Nights’ Concert Series Tonight

Earlier this morning, I had the opportunity to speak with Australian guitar ninja Blake Noble before he comes to Yakima to perform at the final installment of our summer-long concert series "Downtown Summer Nights."

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire, Blog: I Accept the ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Yesterday my good friend Ty Paxton, aka 'Larry Markwart,' took the ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) 'Ice Bucket Challenge' and named me as one of three people he wanted to see complete it as a means of raising money and bringing awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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“Hail To the King” – A7X Song Should Be Theme of Mariners Fans in the “King’s Court”

Recently, MLB Network did a piece on Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez's fans who come to Safeco Field en masse each time he pitches at home.

The special section of seats is known as the "King's Court," playing off of Hernandez's nickname "The King" (a moniker he has had since before even breaking into the major leagues.)

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Off The Record Owner Goes On the Record with Todd E. Lyons, Esquire

Earlier this morning I had the chance to have Rich Koch, owner and operator of Off the Record, on "The Big Show" to talk about the store's retirement sale, potential buyers of the iconic record shop, Mariners baseball, and how the store and record industry has evolved over the past 30 years.

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Courtesy: Yakima Valley Pippins
Courtesy: Yakima Valley Pippins
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Pippins Playoff Game Tonight Features Fan Appreciation ‘Happy Hour’

To help celebrate a record-breaking inaugural season, the Yakima Valley Pippins are inviting fans to a special "happy hour" from 5:30 to 6:30 before tonight's playoff opener against the Bellingham Bells at Yakima County Stadium.

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Townsquare Media / Lance Tormey
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Song is Over for Iconic Yakima Music Store Off The Record

For 29 years, Off The Record, 901 Summitview Ave., has been providing music lovers of all genres a local place to listen, peruse and buy LPs, casettes, CDs, posters, T-shirts and more of their favorite musicians and bands.

It was with a heavy heart that I received the news that they soon will close their doors for good.

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