Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee … wait, that was that other Davy. This one was born on a cattle and wheat farm on the Great Plains of North Dakota. Farm-fresh common sense, work ethic and imagination forged in the fields of great grains. Like spaghetti? Thank my dad. After an Honor Society high school career in Lakota, N.D., I attended junior college on a basketball scholarship where I repeatedly demonstrated that white men indeed can’t jump. But I did manage an associate’s degree in wildlife management. From there, a semester at the University of North Dakota, where I started to pursue a background in broadcasting and a minor in goofing off, so… To further educational opportunities and real-world experience, I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1974 and eventually became part of the first all-volunteer army. I served three years as a radio/TV information specialist with extra training in newsprint and leadership. The bulk of my tour was at Fort Lewis, Wash., and I made a note to return to the great state of Washington one day. Honorably discharged in 1977 I returned to North Dakota and Minot State University, where I received degrees in communications and psychology. While attending school I worked as a radio DJ and a TV news reporter at a local combo operation. It was there that I discovered that what was taught in classroom didn’t always square with what was going on in the real world. Good to know. From there I moved to Blacksburg, Va., and a radio/TV producer job for Virginia Tech University -- Go, Gobblers! Go, Hokies! Two years on the East Coast was enough and I headed west to the hippie enclave of Eureka, Calif., for my first TV news director/anchorman gig. Yes, I had a mustache and comparisons to Ron Burgundy would one day be appropriate … just keep them “classy.” At a news guy conference in Las Vegas I met legendary newsman T.J. Close, who was from Washington state! Here was my callback to the Evergreen State, but I wound up on the never-green side of the Cascades. T.J hired me to come to Yakima and KIMA-TV in the winter of 1982. I worked a couple of years there, then spent 10 years across town as news director/anchor at KAPP-TV. I tried my hand at TV sales and radio sales and ultimately got a morning talk show radio gig for about two years on KCHT. (K-chat. Get it? Me, neither) By then KNDO-TV, the only TV station in town I hadn’t worked for, was looking for a news director/anchorman and they came calling based on my track record of past success and the fact that I work cheap. That was a successful five-year run, but the station was sold and the new owners wanted their own people in place, so early in 2001 I was about to be out of a job when KIT’s manager called and asked me to breakfast. Best meal ever! LOTS of bacon. Sixteen years later the Morning News with Dave and Lance rolls on as Yakima’s most popular morning radio show, presenting a variety of news , sports, weather, talk and fun -- Information and good conversation wrapped in our tell-it-like-it-is kinda style. We champion our advertisers, we pull for the underdogs, we love kids, veterans, seniors, animals, America and everything else that’s good and true that list doesn’t cover. We are A.M Proud with conservative values and a love for the people of the Yakima Valley. And it sure beats working on the farm.
7 In 10 Say Coronavirus Has Changed Grocery Shopping Forever
Sixty-eight percent of your fellow Americans, and maybe you, say they’ve used their time in quarantine to reevaluate their food shopping and cooking habits.
UC Davis Says Wearing Masks Cuts COVID-19 Risk 65%
People who say, ‘I don’t believe masks work,’ are ignoring scientific evidence. It’s not a belief system. It’s like saying, ‘I don’t believe in gravity.’”
Yakima Youth Golf Program To Open This Month
First Tee is more than just the game of golf. Kids who participate in the First Tee program will be introduced to the program’s Nine Core Values.
National Unrest Leads To Growing Gun Sales
The stew of national unrest has been heavily seasoned with a liberal application of Trump Hate which seems to have given the green light to all kinds of additional craziness
4th Of July Fireworks – Know ALL The Rules
It is illegal to store, sell, possess or discharge fireworks in the City of Yakima.
Yakima Councilwoman Holly Cousens On Supporting Black Lives Matter
Ms. Cousens restated she has a life-long concern for social justice and was in Selah to support "Black Lives Matter."
A Glimmer Of Hope For The County’s Covid Fighting Future
She was cautiously optimistic that Governor Jay Inslee's recent visit to Yakima will prove successful.
The Stress & Fear Of Covid-19 Is NOT Driving Us To Drink
Global alcohol consumption isn’t expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024 !
COVID Cash-What Are We Buying In The First 100 Days
In the 100 days since the pandemic was declared how has America shopped?
Commissioner Vicki Baker Lobbies Governor To Reopen Yakima
Commissioner Vicki Baker met with the Governor to urge his office to look for flexibility for Yakima.
Yakima’s Stanton Academy -A Family Environment For Learning
The school for "those" kinda kids is now a welcoming academic family that more and more students are making their first choice for the kind environment they need to be their best.
Blood Drive At Elks Lodge In Selah
We both had given blood before but there was a different feeling about giving blood in the face of the Coronavirus