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.
Can’t Find Baby Formula in Washington? Here’s What DOH Says To Do
One thing that isn't recommended is to try your hand at making formula yourself.
Remains Of Grandview Pilot Shot Down in ’67 Identified At Last
At last a Grandview, Washington family can remove the name of one of their own from the list of Missing In Action.
How Far Would You Go To Find Washington’s Best Burger?
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STUDY: TOYS PROVE TO BE BETTER INVESTMENT THAN GOLD & ART
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Former Yakima Woman Facing Charges In Jan 6 Capitol Break In
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Who’s In? It Just Got Super Easy To Get To College In Washington
Gone are the days of sending off applications and sweating out the weeks hoping to hear something positive come in the mail or to your phone.
200 Million Stolen – Ho Ho Ho Package Thieves Have Got To Go
An estimated 210 million packages were stolen over the last 12 months in the US.
The National Highway Report is Out – Washington Won’t Be Happy
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The Family Dog Seems To Increase Your Risk Of Covid-19
Dog-owners should take extreme hygiene measures in relation to their pet.
Trick-Or-Treat-Or Not – We’re Buying Candy!
U.S. sales of Halloween candy shooting up 13% over last year—a larger jump than the usual single-digit numbers.
(Updated Tuesday) Cold Creek Fire Status Report
Ben Shearer says depending on weather, the fire could possible be contained some time this weekend.
The Flamingo – The Pinker The Badder!
Flamingo pairs became quirky totems for those thumbing their noses at the elite.