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.
Yakima’s Spring Bus Book Is Now Available
Yakima Transit has issued its new Spring 2019 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride, Vanpool, and Bikes on the Bus.
An Easter Tradition – Thousands Of Eggs Hiding At Heritage!
Tons of fun set for takeoff at Heritage University's Easter Eggstavaganza!
Yakima Drivers – The Best Day To Fill Your Tank Is…
USA Today says generally speaking, fill up on Monday morning on your way to work.
Day Of Volunteering – Junior League Of Yakima Helps Those Who Help Us All
In connection with National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, Junior League members and community volunteers will work together to complete community service projects for nonprofit organizations throughout Yakima.
Children’s Miracle Network Benefits From Credit Union Kindness
The Memorial Foundation, will accept a check for $68,990 from representatives of Gesa Credit Union, HAPO Community Credit Union and Solarity Credit Union.
NASA Tasked With Searching For Aliens
NASA is searching for aliens.
Night Owls Face a Lifetime of Jet Lag
My dad used to tell me that it would be difficult for me to soar with the eagles by day if I was going to be up with owls at night.
Yakima Valley College Hosts Engineering Day for Kids
Nothing big gets done without engineering.
What is America’s Favorite Beer?
Bud Light is the top seller, shipping 33 million barrels of beer in 2017. But as popular as that beer is, it was still down 6.2 percent from 2016.
Yakima’s Harman Center Hosts Valentine’s Blood Drive
Everyone is invited to give a little at the Harman Center’s first Valentine’s Blood Drive scheduled from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15th.