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Todd E. Lyons, Esq.

Todd E. Lyons esq.

My name is Todd E. Lyons.

On the radio, you know know me as “Todd E. Lyons, Esquire.”

I have shared the airwaves in the mornings (6A-10A) with you for the last 14+ years.
It feels much longer than that.

Now, more about my favorite topic…  me.

I was born in Seattle, Washington, 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 seven.  I spent my formative years in the West Valley of Yakima area, attending 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!

In summary, it is my belief that I will probably take my last breath whilst on the air at 94.5 KATS.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: Hangin’ With My Son, Drew

This summer has been awesome for me in as much as it relates to time I've gotten to spend with my 9-year-old son Drew.

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Queensryche to Change Name to ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ After Farewell Tour

On the very day his “Farewell Tour” as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate – one of rock’s quintessential frontmen and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band – has announced that his current version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as Operation: Mindcrime after the tour ends.

Named after Queensryche’s epic concept album from 1988, Operation: Mindcrime -- a band consisting of Geoff Tate, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), Randy Gane (Myth) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 – 2001, 2012 – present) -- will be entering the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff’s been working on for the past two years.

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready to Play National Anthem Before Mariners Game

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will be making another appearance at SafeCo Field in Seattle to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" when the Mariners take on the Chicago White Sox on August 8th.

The Mariners are releasing a special section of tickets that will help raise funds for

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Moxee Hop Fest Set For This Weekend

Having lived in East Valley for the past nine years, it has been fun to watch the resurgence and year-to-year growth in popularity of the annual Moxee Hop Festival.
This year's weekend celebration of one of the valley's biggest cash crops will be no different I'm sure.

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Granger’s Hidden Gem Cherry Hill Provides Family Fun [Sponsored]

Last Friday, I took my son and a couple of co-workers and their kids for a trip to Granger to visit Cherry Hill Golf Course Family Fun Center.

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Yakima Named One of America’s ‘Best Small Cities On the Rise’

The publishers of SmarterTravel.com recently included Yakima as one of the country's 10 "Best Small Cities On the Rise."

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: I Toss the First Apple at Pippins Game

Last night I had the honor of representing 94.5 KATS to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yakima Valley Pippins game at "The Orchard" at Yakima County Stadium on the grounds of State Fair Park.

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FREE Seahawks Pocket Schedules Available At Townsquare Studios

Townsquare Media-Yakima radio station News/Talk 1280-AM KIT and KQMY 99.3-FM will be the Central Washington affiliate for the 2014 Seattle Seahawks upcoming season.

You can hear every game all year long on either station.

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Unbelievable Video of Meth Head Demanding Chicken Nuggets Is Enough To Scare You Straight [VIDEO]

Sometimes, a person just wants a Chicken McNugget.

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ESPN Airs Metallica Mistakes

"This Is Sports Center" is the marketing campaign the the "Worldwide Leader" in sports broadcasting has developed and successfully maintained for many years.

The concept of the 30-second promos is to leave the impression that all of the movers and shakers in the sports world reside in Bristol, Conn., which is the headquarters of ESPN and where Sports Center originates from.

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Courtesy of: Rent-A-Label/Barry Lyons
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Saving Abel’s New Singer Calls KATS

Earlier this morning, in anticipation of Saving Abel's performance at the ninth annual Smokeout Chokeout at the Speakeasy Bar & Grill, I had the chance to speak with the band's new lead singer Scotty Austin (pictured second from right).

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: Yakima Little League All-Stars Enjoy Baseball, Rock & Roll and Being Kids

Last night my family and some close friends attended the Yakima Valley Pippins game (Pippins win!) and stuck around post-game for their fantastic fireworks display to conclude the evening.

During the pregame festivities, a group of youngsters got to run onto the field with the starting nine. As it turned out, our seats were right next to theirs once they returned to the stands.

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