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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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Yakima Castaway Talks About Her ‘Survivor’ Experience On the Eve of Show’s Premiere [VIDEO]

If you've been living on, say, a deserted island and have never had any reason to watch CBS's "Survivor," this might be your year.

Season 33 of the reality TV show, which pits millennials against Generation Xers this time, opens Wednesday (Sept. 21) with a distinctly local twist: West Valley High School graduate Michelle Schubert (see video above) is one of the castaways who's in the running for the $1 million top prize.

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Pow! Bam! Zap! Rik’s Tribute To Adam West

The definitive voice for a generation of Batman fans is Adam West. I grew up watching the 1960s "Batman" TV series long before Michael Keaton's Batman hit the big screen in 1989. It is hard to imagine that at one time Adam West struggled to find work as a serious actor after his "Batman" days. I salute Adam West today (Sept. 19) on his 88th birthday.

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I Paid Someone to Blog For Me and It Cost Me $25 — and My Pride

I'm one of those folks who thinks he's pretty clever ... most of the time.

I have to do daily postings on our radio station website as part of the new era of radio broadcasting. I actually enjoy the exercise, but occasionally I get stumped on what to write about and or what might be amusing for you to read. I thought long and hard and I couldn't think of one thing to write about it until it hit me -- as all great ideas do.-- like the apple falling from the tree.

I would hire someone to write my blogs!

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Things I Learned Going To Court In Prosser

I was off the show yesterday because I had to go to court in Prosser.

I had gotten a speeding ticket at the end of last month on the river road outside of Prosser. The Prosser Police have a little speed trap along the Yakima river and it was my own fault because I knew the Police would be sitting there waiting. I did decide to go to court and mitigate the ticket and I learned a few things in the process.

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Home Stretch: Zach Hinson, Redwood Son Close Out the 2016 Downtown Summer Nights Season [VIDEO]

 

 

We just might've saved the best for last.

Downtown Summer Nights closes out the 2016 season Thursday evening on North Front Street with Redwood Son and Yakima homeboy Zach Hinson. It'll be a night of country, Americana and real-life musical storytelling.

Yeah -- wear your boots, if you want.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Radio Station Vehicles Would Make Great UBER Rides

UBER is coming to Kennewick with potential UBER drivers having to register as Taxi Drivers.It's been a long drawn out process to bring the super popular service back to the Tri-Cities after a year of negotiations.

I started thinking and it occurred to me in a flash of brilliance. I think radio stations vehicles would make a great choice for UBER, Radio Stations and passengers alike.

Here are my top five reasons why radio station vehicles would make great UBER rides.

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Today Is National Vinyl Day — What Was Your First Disc? [VIDEO]

It's National Vinyl Day, and for those us of who grew up on those spinning discs, it's a day of remembrance of what was our first vinyl purchase. I remember buying my first 45 on a class trip to Portland and it was Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart." The first 33 disc I bought was an album no one would expect me to buy, and I've never told the story until today.

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