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.
Suspects in Recent Drive By Shooting Now In Custody
Capt. says, I commend Yakima Police Department (YPD) Patrol Officer John Oliveri for finding the suspect vehicle within hours of the shooting"
Building Momentum – Yakima’s Tourism Industry Moves Ahead
Yakima County shows a 25% drop in the number of people who visited Yakima in 2020 compared with 2019 and a 29 % reduction in spending.
The Downtown Yakima Mile Is Back
This year race proceeds benefit the YWCA which saw a jump in service needs of more than 30% last year
True Blue? Central WA University Has A Way To Know For Sure
The Ellensburg Blue is " the third rarest gemstone found around the world."
ACT & SAT No Longer Required At Central Washington University
More and more educators are saying the SAT and the ACT no longer act as the gate keeper or predictor of a successful college experience.
Coroner Talks To KIT News About Overdose Deaths
The problem is that fentanyl is so powerful that it takes so very little to be fatal.
Poet Laureate To Hold On-Line Reading At Yakima Valley College
Washington State's new Poet Laureate Rena Priest is coming to The Yakima Valley College for a public reading and talk on May 21
Super Hero Fun Run – This Weekend At SOZO, Bring Your Cape
The "super" in Super Five K doesn't stand for the level of difficulty....it stands for the level of family fun as participants are encouraged to dress up like their favorite Super Hero or even their Favorite Super Villain.
NAMI Yakima Offers FREE Webinar Series To Address Youth Mental Health
The webinar shows how hope plays a role in the success and wellbeing of young people
Central Washington University Expands Its Entrepreneur Program
It's about innovation and taking that non-business related interest and passion and turning it into a successful business,