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Rik Mikals

I’ve been up and down the radio dial as the famous "WKRP" line goes. I started right out of high school in 1988 in my hometown of Clarkston, Wash,, at KCLK – a country station -- and from there moved all over Idaho, Montana, California and Washington state at various radio stations. I was on KMPS in Seattle in the 1990s and moved to Yakima in 1998 as program director of KFFM. I moved again and again until I was in Bakersfield, Calif,, and then Tri-Cities, and then back to Yakima, and again to Tri-Cities and more! I bought a farm in Prosser a few years back with my wife Megan, and 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. I’m known for having a never-ending knowledge of pop culture and easily get addicted to TV reality shows. I love "Star Trek," Mustangs (the car) and '80s music. I’m a huge comic book fan, having a comic collection easily totaling more than 6,000 comics.
2014 New York Comic Con - Day 2
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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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Coffee With Cops In Yakima Is Friday At McDonald’s

It's become a regular thing for Yakima and it's a good thing.

I'm talking about Coffee with Cops.

The annual gathering has gone national and Yakima's finest are looking forward to seeing you Friday.

Coffee With Cops will start at 7:30 am and wrap up at 9:30 am at the McDonald's at 5910 Summitview Ave.

It's your chance to ask questions and go one-on-one with local law enforcement and the coffee is FREE!

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An Unsolicited Virtual Tour Of Yakima’s 929 The Bull Radio Station [VIDEO]

I was at KFC for lunch today and the front service gal asked me "what time do you get started in the morning"? I replied that I go on air at 5:30 am which seemed to surprise her and as I sat down to eat my lunch, I noticed a new video on my cell phone.

I didn't take a new video but there it was. I closely inspected it and discovered that my phone was recording my walk to the studio as I start my daily shift and the video follows me until I start my show.

The video is crazy looking as it shows perfectly how I start my day and filmed it perfectly without my knowledge.

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Back To The Future 30th Anniversary Celebration
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Nike is Raffling Off “Back To The Future” Shoes For Charity – Sweet!

A huge part of my childhood was the "Back To The Future" movie and it's awesome to hear that Nike has pairs of the self-lacing shoes that you can own. If you want a pair (there are only 89 sets in existence) you can buy a raffle ticket for charity.

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California Food Bank Struggles To Keep Stock Up Amid Economic Climate
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Operation Harvest Is Looking For Donations Saturday

Operation Harvest was started 34 years ago with the hope to squash hunger in the Yakima Valley. It's been a long road but every little bit of donations that you give every single year helps immensely in our valley. Operation Harvest's goal this year is to raise 150,000 - 200, 000 pounds for nine Yakima Valley food banks and you can help.

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Daniel Zuchnik
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Final Dr. Strange Movie Trailer Dazzles [VIDEO]

There are so many comic book related movies these days that you might be feeling super-hero overload but the new Marvel Studios Dr. Strange seems to have a different take on the genre and it will be worth watching if you are a fan of comic book movies.

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McDonald's Presents The #BlogHer15 Closing Party
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Boyz II Men Perform Tonight At The Central Washington State Fair [VIDEO]

The Central Washington State Fair hosts '90s crooners Boyz II Men tonight for a show that will pack the house. Boyz II Men first came to international fame in the 1990s with the smash hit "End Of The Road."

They had several other hits through the decade, including "Motownphilly," "Water Runs Dry" and "I'll Make Love To You."

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