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.
Candice Owens – Best Ever Takedown Of Liberal Ideology (Op-Ed)
If you want to know how to have a conversation about the far left -with other radicals, the uncertain undecided independents and fellow conservative thinkers, this is a tremendous opportunity.
Devalue The Police? They Already Feel It, And It Won’t End Well.
“It’s the only job where the same citizens you risk your life for hate you for it.”
Farm Bureau Bringing Hand Sanitizer and Masks For Ag Producers
Among the new standards: employers must provide four times as many hand washing stations on work sites, supply masks at no cost to workers and violations of the order can result in fines of up to $7,000,
Ref. 90 Seeks to Stop Controversial State Mandated Sex Ed Course
Mindie Wirth is a Washington mom who vehemently disagrees with the mandatory curriculum and she filed Referendum 90 two weeks before the Governor signed the Bill.
Another Republican To Run Against Governor Inslee
In medicine we focus on the greatest need to provide life-sustaining care...Government needs to function the same way.
The Republican Plan To Reopen Washington State
Fully disclose the “metrics” that must be met before the governor’s March 23 stay-at-home proclamation, which closed more than 230,000 businesses abruptly, can be lifted or amended.
Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter Has ALS, Won’t Seek Re-election
A recently diagnosed medical condition is forcing Sheriff Brian Winter to not seek re-election when his current term expires.
Exclusive Aerial Tour of Rattlesnake Ridge Shows Extent of Landslide Threat
Photojournalist Jack Balzer and I took a helicopter ride to the ridge on Thursday (Jan. 4) for an up-close look, and there is no doubt the earth there is on the move. The questions are where, when and how much?