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Rik Mikals

I’ve been up and down the radio dial as the infamous “WKRP” theme song says. I started right out of high school in 1988 in my hometown of Clarkston Washington 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 90’s and moved to Yakima in 98 as Program Director of KFFM. I moved again and again until I was in Bakersfield California and then Tri-Cities Washington and finally have come full circle back to Yakima as the Operations Manager for KFFM.

I bought a farm in Prosser Wa and have 2 great dogs named Phoebe and Barkley. My son is an aspiring musician and plays and performs and writes original music in his band No Hope. I’m known for having a never ending knowledge of pop culture and I’m a huge comic book fan having a comic collection easily totally over 5,000 comics.

Schedule

M-F 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DJs Posts

Gigs: Arthurs Day - The Guinness 250th Anniversary
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Rik’s ’90s Lost Classic — Chumbawamba ‘Tubthumping’ [VIDEO]

I grew up listening to the radio, in an era when you couldn't just dial up a song anytime you wanted. You were at the mercy of your local DJ.

You had to sit by the radio with a tape recorder, and when a song came on that you liked, you pressed "record," hoping to grab the song in its entirety. The only issue was that at times the disc jockey's voice covered over your song. For me that didn't matter, though -- it just made the mix tape more interesting. I dedicate this blog to the various songs that have come and gone, but will forever remain in that Walkman of the past.

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Focus On Foyles Bookshop
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Lessons I’ve Learned From Store Closings — Hastings Edition

Hastings, the entertainment superstore, will be closing their doors forever by Oct. 31 in the Tri-Cities. It's a sad situation, but brick and mortar stores seem to be struggling these days, especially ones catering to the entertainment business.

I liked Hastings and I loved that they expanded over the years to include comic books, clothing and collectible pop-culture items. I loved that I could touch and feel everything before I bought it, but those days seem to be coming to an end ... and sadly, it makes sense.

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"NuYu" Weight Loss Retreat Helps Battle Australia's Obesity Crisis
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Should Playmate Do Time For Body Shaming? [POLL]

The story is all over the news lately: Just when you think things couldn't get meaner in America, Playmate Dani Mathers has posted a snapshot of a woman getting out of the shower at a health club and body shamed her on Snapchat. The picture went viral as Dani added the comment “If I can’t un-see this, then you can’t either.”

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Michael J. Fox Surprises Crowd Playing ‘Johnny B. Goode’ [VIDEO]

Michael J. Fox has been living with Parkinson's disease since the early '90s after discovering his condition on the set of "Doc Hollywood." He was given 10 years to live if he was lucky, but 23 years later he's still with us. Fox's Foundation has $450 million for Parkinson's research and he managed to surprise everyone at a recent concert playing two classic songs from "Back To The Future."

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2015 American Music Awards - Show
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Rik’s ’90s Lost Classic — Alanis Morrisette ‘Ironic’ [VIDEO]

I grew up listening to the radio, in an era when you couldn't just dial up a song anytime you wanted. You were at the mercy of your local DJ.

You had to sit by the radio with a tape recorder, and when a song came on that you liked, you pressed "record," hoping to grab the song in its entirety. The only issue was that at times the disc jockey's voice covered over your song. For me that didn't matter, though -- it just made the mix tape more interesting. I dedicate this blog to the various songs that have come and gone, but will forever remain in that Walkman of the past.

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Hanson Visits Music Choice's "U&A"
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Rik’s ’90s Lost Classic — Hanson ‘MMMBOP’ [VIDEO]

I grew up listening to the radio, in an era when you couldn't just dial up a song anytime you wanted. You were at the mercy of your local DJ.

You had to sit by the radio with a tape recorder, and when a song came on that you liked, you pressed "record," hoping to grab the song in its entirety. The only issue was that at times the disc jockey's voice covered over your song. For me that didn't matter, though -- it just made the mix tape more interesting. I dedicate this blog to the various songs that have come and gone, but will forever remain in that Walkman of the past.

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Rubik’s Cube Magician Stuns Crowd [VIDEO]

I loved my Rubik's Cube as a kid but there is no way I can do the tricks this guy is doing. I read that he practices 6-8 hours a day to perfect the tricks her performs. He stuns even Simon Cowell.

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Two NYC Cops Memorialized On One Year Anniversary Of Their Murder
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Our Tribute To The Fallen Officers In Dallas [VIDEO]

The shootings in Dallas last night leave a constant reminder that hate and violence are still rampant in our country. It is sad to see a peaceful protest become a vehicle in which terror rains down on innocent people. We sadly lost five police officers last night and lives were crushed and chained. The families that bare the tragedy will possibly never recover and think of the children that are left behind.

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Silento Cancels Upcoming Show In Yakima

Silento, the artist behind last year's hit song, "Watch Me/Whip/Nae Nae," has canceled his upcoming show in Yakima. The show was scheduled for Friday, June 17, at State Fair Park.

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Reduction In Food Stamps, High Food Prices Puts Pressure On Food Pantries
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Bring Nonperishable Food, Get Into Renegade Raceway for Half Price Tonight!

Maybe you could think of it as Fast Food Night at Renegade Raceway -- bring a nonperishable food item tonight (June 3) and get in for half-price admission...

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MTV Is Re-Branding – Should Music Videos Come Back? (POLL)

Viacom, the folks that own MTV (Music Television) are re-imaging and re-branding MTV for the next generation. MTV right now airs very little music videos and airs shows like Teen Mom and Reality Shows that have nothing to do with music. MTV was founded in 1981 on the premise of music videos playing 24/7 but through the years has abandoned much of it's heritage.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ — Love It Or Hate It? [POLL]

"Batman vs. Superman" made over $400 million this weekend, making it easily DC Comics' highest grossing opening weekend ever -- but the critics have trounced it. I saw it twice over the weekend, once at The Majestic and again Sunday night at The Sunnyside Grand Cinema. I think the critics were being a little harsh.

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