My name is Todd E. Lyons. On the radio you may know me as “Todd E. Lyons, Esquire.” I have been on the airwaves in Yakima since 1989 and look forward to it every day. I was born in Seattle, the son of a sharecropper. My family and I moved to the “Fruit Bowl of the Nation” when I was a wee lad of only 7. I spent my formative years in the West Valley of Yakima, indoctrinated in public school. I became keenly familiar with the “special” desk while attending Apple Valley Elementary. The teachers referred to it as the “isolation booth,” but I called it the “special desk.” Most of what I know today, however, can be credited to the “School of Hard Knocks.” I currently reside in East Valley with my lovely wife, Carrie, and our son, Drew. I am extremely fortunate to work on the very radio stations I grew up listening to. So much so that I not only was once a client, I became an employee! If you ever see me stumbling about this great valley of ours, please give me a shout. I would love to talk with you about rock music, sports, individual liberty or whatever spins your beanie!
Yakima Police Department Auctioning Two Harley-Davidson’s
The Yakima Police Department has a sweet deal if you are looking for a good deal on a used Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Seattle Woman New to Yakima Says, “There’s a Lot of Hope Here”
Having recently moved to Yakima from the Seattle-Tacoma area, new resident Lorrie Brown says there is, actually, a LOT to do in the Yakima Valley and that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
You’re Probably Merging Into Traffic Wrong. NOW Who’s the Jerk?
You might think you know how to merge into traffic safely but Washington State Patrol Trooper Thorson posted a video on Twitter that details the proper way to enter.
Ellensburg Accountant Scares the Hell Out of Jeopardy! Champion
Tracy Pitzel of Ellensburg was a contestant on Jeopardy! last night and got an impressive compliment from the current champion Matt Amodio after going wire-to-wire with him.
Wanna See the Kraken? It Requires a Vaxin’. Hawks, Sounders, Too
The Seattle Kraken announced today (September 7) that any spectator wishing to attend a game when the team plays in their inaugural season at Climate Pledge Arena will need to not only wear a face mask inside the arena but also show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus on a mobile app.
“Yakima” Was an Answer on Jeopardy! Again Last Night
The long-running TV game show Jeopardy! has a searchable database of every episode online. The word "Yakima" has appeared on the show 11 times and has had two contestants on the show from the Yakima Valley. On Wednesday (Sept.1) Yakima was featured for the 12th time.
The Truth Hurts: Here Are some of the Best Memes About Yakima
The advent of memes on social media are the perfect vehicle for "Negative Nellies" to perpetuate the notion that Yakima is a meth-addled crap hole.
Have You Seen These Criminals? Here Are Some of Yakima’s Most Wanted
Crime Stoppers of Yakima County needs your help in locating these fugitives of the law. If you have a tip to the whereabouts of any one of these criminals, you can leave a tip anonymously. If your tip leads to an apprehension, you could receive a $1,000 reward.
Find Treasures Galore in Ellensburg at CWU! (And Great Deals, Too!)
A couple of times per year, Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg is required by law to maximize the use of all of their assets and, when they have no further use for them, make an effort to maximize returns on their sale as they are not allowed to give surplus property away. What does it mean for you? SAVING MONEY!
Mostly Anonymous Seahawks Fall in First Exhibition at Las Vegas [PHOTOS]
Even the most avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks likely needed a program to know who was on the field on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The nearly anonymous Hawks only played 5 of their projected starters for the 2021 season and held 31 players in total out of the game all together in a lackluster 20-7 loss to the Raiders.
It’s Do-Or-Die Tonight for Pippins Playoff Push
The Yakima Valley Pippins face the Bellingham Belles in a decisive game #3 in the West Coast League playoffs tonight at The Orchard. The winner of tonight's game will advance to the championship round versus the Corvallis Knights.
Funnier Schneider Heading This Way, Comedian Rob Coming to Yakima
Comedian Rob Schneider, a former star of Saturday Night Live (the "Makin'" Copies" guy, anyone?) and tons of slapstick films with his bud Adam Sandler will be performing in concert at the Capitol Theatre in Yakima early in 2022.