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Rik Mikals

I’ve been up and down the radio dial as the famous "WKRP" line goes. I started right out of high school in 1988 in my hometown of Clarkston, Wash., at KCLK – a country station -- and from there moved all over Idaho, Montana, California and Washington state at various radio stations. I was on KMPS in Seattle in the 1990s and moved to Yakima in 1998 as program director of KFFM. I moved again and again until I was in Bakersfield, Calif,, and then Tri-Cities, and then back to Yakima, and again to Tri-Cities and more! I bought a farm in Prosser a few years back with my wife Megan, and we have three great dogs named Phoebe, Barkley and Roxy. My son is an aspiring musician and plays, performs and writes original music. I also have a stepson named Kyran. I’m known for having a never-ending knowledge of pop culture and easily get addicted to TV reality shows. I love "Star Trek," Mustangs (the car) and '80s music. I’m a huge comic book fan, having a comic collection easily totaling more than 6,000 comics.
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Get Muddy With The Fourth Annual Jeep Meet & Greet In Selah

If you are a Jeep owner, time to get your baby out and head for the hills. It's the Fourth Annual Selah Jeep Meet & Greet this Saturday (April 1) at 3250 Selah Loop Road in Selah, and it's an event you don't want to miss even if you don't own a Jeep.

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Growing Industry Of Thai Mail Order Brides
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Dating Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts Can Make the Difference Between Will and Won’t

Michele is gone this week, but luckily we have our "Be A Bull DJ" contest winner, Lindsay, filling in on the Morning Bull Pen.

Lindsay's currently single, and we started talking this morning about how hard dating can be in 2017.

I told her that my foster mom drilled into me how to treat a woman on a first date. It started from opening the door for her to paying the bill to waiting until she orders and so forth.

But as a current dater, Lindsay, says a lot of traditional dating etiquette has gone away -- she blames the impersonal world of social media, where courtesy and manners are often shouted down in brash, rude conversations that aren't even carried out face to face. Lindsay thinks men should "understand that in the early stages of dating, a woman is providing you with the opportunity to make a great impression. Take advantage of this time frame."

Listeners seem to agree. They've helped us start compiling some dating etiquette suggestions that should be adhered to.

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It’s Quirky Country Music Song Title Day — Here Is What I Found For You [VIDEO]

It's Quirky Country Music Song Title Day and sometimes that 'ol stereotype of country music comes home to roost. There is some truth in the stereotype as country songs' subject matter has been across the spectrum from funny to sad from novel to depressing.

I don't think any other genre of music can lay claim to the classic quirky titles that country music has in their musical barn.

I went and dug up some titles that perhaps should've stayed buried.

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New Justice League Trailer Takes Me Back To 1978 [VIDEO]

My generation would say seeing "Star Wars" in 1977 at the movie theater had a profound effect on them, but for me it was the first time I saw "Superman: The Movie."

I was 8 years old and I couldn't wait to see that movie.

I lived 30 miles from the nearest movie theater, so the car ride to the show was possibly the most excruciating thing a kid could endure, I was so excited that I was beside myself. 

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Microwave Confessions From Yakima Radio Personalities [VIDEO]

Corporate spies are everywhere these days, even hiding in our radio station break room!

It looks like your favorite Townsquare Media Yakima on-air personalities have been caught spilling their guts to the microwave ... which apparently really does have a camera in it.

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Montgomery Gentry and Williams and Ree Announced At Yakima’s CWSF [VIDEO]

The Central Washington State Fair announced today that country music duo Montgomery Gentry and comedians Williams and Ree will perform at this year's fair.

Williams and Ree will bring the laughs September 22nd and Montgomery Gentry will bring the music Tuesday September 26th, 2017.

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