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!
Washington Rated 18th Most Miserable State During Winter
Washington, and the entire Pacific Northwest in general, can experience harsh winters with the best (worst?) of any other region in the U.S. The folks at ThrillList.com decided to rank all 50 states from best to worst.
Journey, The Pretenders Kick Off Summer Tour In Northwest
Rock legends Journey and The Pretenders kick off a massive 60-city North American tour next summer with the first four concerts taking place in the Pacific Northwest.
Geoff Tate’s ‘Operation Mindcrime’ Thrills Zillah Crowd [PHOTOS]
More than 400 jammed into Perham Hall for Friday's show as Tate and his band played all 15 songs from the 1988 Queensrÿche release.
Geoff Tate Performs ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ In Its Entirety at Zillah’s Perham Hall
Former Queensrÿche singer marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic concept album with an Oct. 11 show in Zillah.
USA & England Re-live ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ (Cup) [VIDEO]
The American Women's Soccer team again used a shot heard 'round the World Cup to advance to the 2019 FIFA finals.
BREAKING: Seahawks Release Fan Fave ‘Angry’ Doug Baldwin
The Seattle Seahawks cite that Doug Baldwin failed the team's physical and has had his contract with the club terminated.
Bike Nights at Old Town Pump Saloon Draws a Loud Crowd [PHOTOS]
Lots of laughs, lots of friendly faces, lots of prizes and lots of bikes (more than 100, by our count) made Wednesday evening's Central Washington Bike Nights party at the Old Town Pump Saloon worth shouting about.
KOMO News’ ‘Seattle Is Dying’ Video Disturbing, Heartbreaking
A one-hour special produced by Seattle's KOMO-TV and released within the past week is going viral in the Northwest.
Sneak Preview: 2019 Seattle Mariners TV Commercials [VIDEO]
The Seattle Mariners have long set the bar for Major League teams when it comes to producing the most clever television spots to promote their team and the personalities of their players. This year will be no different.
Era Ends Today As Crew Removes Safeco Field Sign [VIDEO]
A sign crew delicatley removed each letter that was on the facade of the home plate enterance at what is the home of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.
Seahawks Rank #8 In NFL, #4 In NFC In 2019 Power Rankings
The Seattle Seahawks, coming off a surprising 10-6 campaign, have been put at #8 overall and listed as the fourth-best team in the NFC
UPDATE: Breaking Benjamin Pre-Sale FUBAR
97 ROCK, its staff and management, would like to take a moment to apologize on behalf of people who screwed up that weren't us.