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 Parents – Strong Families Classes Coming Up
The Yakima class is open to all parents, grandparents, foster parents with children of any age and encourages positive self-esteem, celebrates culture, strengthens community bonds and emphasizes communication.
Yakima Looks For Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions and the announcement comes during National Volunteer Week.
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.
All Nations Powwow Returns To Heritage University Campus
Showcasing culture is the focus as Heritage University’s two Native American student clubs bring back to campus for a third year, the successful All Nations Student Powwow.
Yakima-Area Residents Encouraged to Help With 2020 Census
The U.S. Census Bureau is reaching out with part-time jobs for people who live in the Yakima area to help make sure the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible.
He Didn’t Get Them All Right, But He Got More Right Anybody Else
Yakima's Gene Patnode knows a thing or two about professional football. But more than just watch and enjoy, Gene likes to calculate and predict who will win and why.
Lower Yakima Valley Gets Specialty Medical Clinic
Virginia Mason Memorial announced the opening of the new Lower Valley Specialty Center bringing high quality specialty care to patients closer to their homes.
Yakima County Clamping Down On Marijuana operations
The clock is now officially ticking on those marijuana operations and the message was served in a cease and desist letter to operators from Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic.
How Would You Feel About a Female President? [POLL]
A new study from Kantar Public found that just 52 percent of Americans say they'd feel "very comfortable" having a woman as president.
Marc Broussard Launches Seasons Schedule With Funk, Rock and R&B
This Friday it's the "Bayou Soul" sounds of Marc Broussard taking center stage to kick off this season at the Seasons!
Drag Your Tail to Downtown Summer Nights for Fun
Too Slim is Too Cool and the Taildraggers are second fiddle to none and there you have the makings for another outstanding edition of Yakima's Downtown Summer Nights this Thursday on Front Street.
Yakima’s Memorial Day Parade Rolls This Saturday at 10 A.M.
Yakima's Memorial Day parade is this Saturday morning at 10 along Yakima Avenue.