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Rik Mikals

I’ve been up and down the radio dial as the famous "WKRP in Cincinnati" line goes. I started right out of high school in 1988 in my hometown of Clarkston, Wash at KCLK-FM, a country station, and from there moved all over Idaho, Montana, California and Washington state at various radio stations. I worked on KMPS-FM in Seattle in the late 1990s and moved to Yakima in 1998 as program director of 107-3 KFFM. I moved again and again (because I can't seem to keep a job) until I was in Bakersfield, California,and then Tri-Cities, and then back to Yakima, and again to Tri-Cities as morning show host and brand manager of 98.3 The Key. I bought a farm in Prosser a few years back with my wife Megan and we sold it last year and we now live in Kennewick. 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 who is just starting high school. I’m known for having a never-ending knowledge of pop culture and easily get addicted to TV reality shows. I like "Star Trek," Mustangs (the car) and '80s music which is the era I seem to be stuck in. I’m also a huge comic book fan, having a comic collection easily totaling more than 6,000 comics with some rare comic books thrown in for good measure.
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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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Keith Urban's Fourth Annual We're All For The Hall Benefit Concert
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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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Yakima Steak Company Is Accepting Applications

I love steak and can hardly wait until the new Yakima Steak Company opens in Yakima. I'm so excited I can smell that sweet beef cooking already!

The YSC will open in the old location of Tony's Steakhouse at 221 W. Yakima Ave., and the upstart company is already looking for employees, according to a Facebook posting by Jamie Whitney.

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Yakima Flooding Spared Our Boss’s Place — Barely [VIDEO]

Michele and I ribbed our boss Nik on the air today about living on Lake Aspen. It was fun to goof around but luckily his wife and he have one of the few homes that managed to escape a worse fate.

Nik grabbed some video surveying the damage left behind by the receding waters.

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Is It St. Patty’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day? Take Our Poll [POLL]

Today is St. Patrick's Day, honoring Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. I saw a Facebook comment about someone being frustrated and offended when folks refer to St. Patrick's Day as St. Paddy's Day.

I didn't even realize this was an issue, but it does make for a good poll!

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