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.
County-Wide Payroll – How Much Is Work Worth In Yakima?
In Yakima, two industries - agriculture and health services - accounted for almost all of the 10,847 jobs added from 2010-2020.
List Of Top Taco Towns – You’ll Never Guess Where Yakima Lands
When it comes to making Tacos, almost nobody does it better than Yakima, Washington.
How Far Would You Go To Find Washington’s Best Burger?
We put around 15k miles on the van in search of burgers that deserved the title. We tried burgers from over 60 places in every corner of the state.
Red Alert – Red Cross Supply at 10 Year Low – Need Blood Now
It's been more than ten years since the American Red Cross has seen such a low blood supply.
Christmas Lights: Pretty But Are They Affordable in Washington?
Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Washington all rank for the lowest expense for powering electric lights with Washington coming out the best,
New Year, New Laws In Washington – Buddy Can You Spare A Spork?
“Automatically including disposable silverware, straws, and condiments with every order creates a huge amount of waste, much of which ends up littering our roads and damaging our environment.
Former Yakima Woman Facing Charges In Jan 6 Capitol Break In
Former Yakima resident, conservative political activist, and County Commission candidate Lisa Homer was recently arrested in Colorado for her participation in the January 6th break-in at the Capitol in Washington DC.
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is – With Animals Who Need Help
We are celebrating the Yakima Humane Society (YHS) and the animals and precious potential pets they serve.
Hundreds Of Kids Need A Foster Helping. How About Yours?
There are also agencies around the state that work with the DCYF to help match local families with kids in need, organizations like the Foster First Agency in Yakima
Hunting Bigfoot – The Movie Is Coming To Yakima Oct 22
Despite the large, smelly, mysterious nature of Bigfoot, actor John Green says the film is really about, "a human being searching for meaning in his life"