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!
2020 Fresh Hop Ale Fest Officially Canceled
While it really shouldn't come as much of a surprise these days, it still stings every time we find out another concert or event gets canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest to officially announce that they are shuttering for 2020? The Fresh Hop Ale Festival.
Search “Yakima” on Twitter – The Results Aren’t Very Pretty
Our city and county of Yakima is taking a beating on social media. Simply type "Yakima" in the search bar on Twitter and see the venom thrust our way.
2020 Central Washington State Fair Officially Cancelled
The Central Washington Fair Association Board voted unanimously today (June 22) to cancel the 2020 Central Washington State Fair.
The Best Ranch Dressing is from Yakima (not Hidden) Valley
You can hardly order a burger and fries without getting a side of Ranch dressing virtually anywhere. It wasn't until I frequented the now defunct Jack-son's Sports Bar that I came to find Deccio Sauce - and it was the closest thing I'd tasted that came close to Uncle Dan's Salad …
The Ranch Tavern in Yakima Could Use Your Help
A long-time staple in the big book of Yakima's watering holes is The Ranch on Fruitvale Blvd. Friends to the pool playing community for decades, they need some help in surviving through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yakima Shares Pics of Last Weekend’s Storm Destruction [PHOTOS]
Following Saturday evening's wickedly vicious storm, I posted the "carnage" we experienced at my home. Here now we present an even more recent depiction of what folks were dealing with in the aftermath.
2020 Moxee Hop Festival Officially Canceled [PHOTOS]
Another in the long and ever-growing list of coronavirus cancellations, the latest casualty is the annual Moxee Hop Festival in East Valley. According to a post on the Moxee Hop Festival Beer Garden Facebook page the 2020 event is not going to happen this summer.
City of Yakima Reminds Citizens of No-Cruising Ordinance
Earlier today (May 14), the City of Yakima dropped a news release reminding community members that cruising is not permitted at this time in Yakima.
Eisenhower High Gets New Scoreboard at Zaepfel Stadium [VIDEO]
In a video posted on the Yakima Public Schools Facebook page, a new scoreboard was being prepared for installation at Zaepfel Stadium on the campus of Eisenhower High School in Yakima.
Yakima Native Gregory Schuler Serving on USS Normandy
We received a message from the U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) to shine a spotlight on a Yakima Native currently serving on the USS Normandy guided-missile cruiser.
‘We Are Yakima’ Fundraiser’ Will Support Food & Beverage Workers
"We Are Yakima" is a fundraising mission to provide some relief of the financial burden that business owners and their employees are enduring with stay-at-home orders in place.
Toy Story 3 Takes Place in Yakima? Easter Egg Proves It [PHOTOS]
Is Yakima's own "Audio" Andy Evans the real-life version of Disney-Pixar "Toy Story" character Andy Davis? We can't be sure but Evans has the very first 94.5 KATS t-shirt ever printed and Andy Davis has a KATS sticker on his toy box. Coincidence, or proof that Toy Story…