Dear Listener,

It was 32 years ago today, June 2nd, 1989, that I worked an overnight shift (Midnight to 6:00 a.m.) on the radio by myself for the very first time. It was at a local Country music station here in Yakima -- 104.1 KXDD-FM.

Just six hours later, I was sitting on the football field at West Valley High School preparing to receive my diploma during commencement exercises at my graduation ceremony! I don't remember much of the graduation as I was completely exhausted and had enough adrenaline still coursing through my veins to power a small army!

Todd E. Lyons, Esquire, cake (bottom center) and maternal grandparent Ed and Elaine Gleeson.
Todd E. Lyons/TSM

Fast forwarding to the present day, I cannot express how extremely proud I am to say that, 32 years later, I have been able to forge a carerr out of telling fart and wiener jokes in between Ozzy Osbourne record as I, eventually, migrated over to 94.5 KATS in September of 1997.

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Working at KATS, and getting to know you better, has afforded me the great privilege to stay and live in the Yakima Valley that I grew-up in and still love with all of my heart to this very day. By virtue of that, I have been able to stay close to both of my parents and my siblings -- all while getting to "work" on the radio station that I absolutely idolized as a younger man.

It wouldn't be possible without YOU! So THANK-YOU for listening to me over these many years. I hope that there are many more to come.

Felling blessed and full of gratitude,
Todd E. Lyons, Esquire

Todd E. Lyons, Esquire radio anniversary