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Rik Mikals

I’ve been up and down the radio dial as the famous "WKRP in Cincinnati" line goes. I started right out of high school in 1988 in my hometown of Clarkston, Wash at KCLK-FM, a country station, and from there moved all over Idaho, Montana, California and Washington state at various radio stations. I worked on KMPS-FM in Seattle in the late 1990s and moved to Yakima in 1998 as program director of 107-3 KFFM. I moved again and again (because I can't seem to keep a job) until I was in Bakersfield, California,and then Tri-Cities, and then back to Yakima, and again to Tri-Cities as morning show host and brand manager of 98.3 The Key. I bought a farm in Prosser a few years back with my wife Megan and we sold it last year and we now live in Kennewick. We have three great dogs named Phoebe, Barkley and Roxy. My son is an aspiring musician and plays, performs and writes original music. I also have a stepson named Kyran who is just starting high school. I’m known for having a never-ending knowledge of pop culture and easily get addicted to TV reality shows. I like "Star Trek," Mustangs (the car) and '80s music which is the era I seem to be stuck in. I’m also a huge comic book fan, having a comic collection easily totaling more than 6,000 comics with some rare comic books thrown in for good measure.
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Here’s How to Get An ‘I Voted’ Sticker In Washington State

I was bummed as I dropped off my ballot this morning at the ballot box in Prosser because I see my Facebook friends in voting booth states sporting their "I voted" stickers. I think it would be great in mail-in ballot states if they included those stickers in our ballot envelope.

I did some snooping and here's what I found for Washington state voters who can't find those stickers.

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The Los Angeles World Premiere Of Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange"
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Dr. Strange Takes Marvel Movies To The Next Level – Rik’s Review

I was never the biggest Dr. Strange growing up and I always liked him better in a group setting in such books as The Defenders. I knew his origin and had a few issues but was never fascinated by the character until Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as Dr. Stephen Strange. I loved Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game so I was already a fan of his acting and I couldn't wait to see his take on the good doctor.

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What Does Coldplay Have To Do With Setting Your Clocks Back on Sunday?

Benjamin Franklin was the first to suggest Daylight Saving Time, but it wasn't until 1907 that Daylight Saving Time became a thing.

A man named William Willett wrote an essay called "The Waste Of Daylight" and spent the rest of his life trying to change the world. Sadly, William passed away before he saw the fruition of his grand scheme, but America adopted his plan soon after.

So what the heck does that have to do with the band Coldplay?

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Maryhill Museum of Art Is Still Open Until Nov. 15 [PHOTOS]

I stopped by the Maryhill Museum of Art on my honeymoon back in 2011 because I had never been there. I thought it was a cool place to explore and I enjoyed going inside the facility. The museum shuts down for the season on Nov. 15, but it still has several great family events to attend before then.

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Prosser FFA Students Take Third in National Competition

Here's another reason to be "Prosser proud:" Prosser High School's FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team just walked away with third place in the country at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis!

And Prosser's Robyn Denny was named Outstanding Individual for the whole contest!

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A Teal Pumpkin On Your Porch Could Save A Life In Yakima

Halloween is coming quickly and I've recently become aware of a special project that will result in all kids enjoying Halloween safely.

I was unaware that kids with food allergies are usually shut out of treats due to peanuts, nuts and sugars involved with the making most Halloween candy.

The good news is there is a way to help parents and kids identify which homes have safe options for kids with food allergies, and you can help spearhead this wonderful cause this year.

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“Green Arrow” Artist To Appear At Yakima Comic-Con [VIDEO]

It's the second year of Yakima's Central City Comic-Con and every year it grows. I'm excited this year as legendary "Green Arrow" artist Mike Grell will be in Yakima.

I first discovered Mike's work in 1978 as a blossoming comic book lover at the tender age of eight. Mike was already successful by the time I discovered his artwork but it didn't take away from my enthusiasm of his art.

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Pokemon Go Launches In The UK
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Yakima Arboretum To Host Pokemon In The Park This Saturday

The hunt for Pokemon continues this Saturday at the Yakima Arboretum and it's a free event!

It's a great time to scoop up a Charmander or Pikachu or whatever Pokemon that you are on the hunt for with Pokemon Go and think of all the area that you will have to explore.

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