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.
Giving A Voice To The Concerns In SE Yakima
He would like to see more of the people fulfill the promise the ACLU made when they said that a change of districting would bring more Hispanic residents to the polls.
Fighting Crime And Providing Options For Kids -Concerns In District #2
Candidate Edgar Hernandez says the city's crackdown on gangs has changed, and he says at a minimum we need an increased police presence today.
Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon – You CAN Make a Miracle Happen!
Won't you please be part of the miracle-making team helping kids in need in our hometowns across Central Washington?
Yakima At Her Best! Operation Harvest Helps Feed Thousands!
Operation Harvest last year brought in 72,000 pounds of food for 8 Yakima-area food banks That's Yakima at her best.
The High Court Has Low Scores From many Americans- Should We Dump The SCOTUS?
34 percent said it might be better to get rid of the court because it issues too many rulings with which Americans disagree
The Best Thanksgivings Start In A Turkey Suit – Now Why Is That?
The annual Camp Prime Time TurkeyTrot is back!
The annual Camp Prime Time TurkeyTrot is back!
They Say They Want To Represent You? But Who Are They? Find Out!
There are decisions to be made about things like budgets, gang violence, homelessness, and more.
Show Up. Speak Up. – Maybe Just Maybe A Second Chance To Change!
Not everyone agrees with the governmental & regulatory approach to implementing the details of the Hirst ruling.
The Controversial Covid-19 Booster Shot – Who Needs it And When?
The Health District says at this time, the booster recommendation is only for those individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine.
Fighting Covid? Get Your Antibodies Here – Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Come To Yakima
Monoclonal Antibody treatment may help patients who are at high risk for serious symptoms or having to stay in the hospital.
Ten Common Household Bills – Do They Cost More In Yakima?
Yakima's bills are 8.2% lower than the Washington average of $2,197.
The IRS Helping Farmers? That Sounds Odd!! What’s Going On?
Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales.