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.
What Is the Right Amount to Spend on Christmas Gifts?
The National Retail Federation conducted its annual survey this year, and found the average American plans to spend $659 on gifts for loved ones.
Major Military Exercise Coming to McAllister Field
Operation "Mobility Guardian" is expected to be the most realistic real-world, scenario-driven training the command has ever undertaken allowing forces to “train like they fight.”
Milestone for a Selah Business — Free Lunch for You! [PHOTOS]
Brian Harris has plenty of reasons to be thankful -- for his auto dealership, for his life, his health and the fact that he has been recognized as one of the region's very best in the auto industry
Kyle Petty Charity Ride Rumbles Into Yakima [PHOTOS, VIDEO]
Yakima rolled out the red carpet -- quite literally -- for the 25th annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride, which stopped at the Yakima Speedway Friday.
What is America’s Favorite Beer?
Bud Light is the top seller, shipping 33 million barrels of beer in 2017. But as popular as that beer is, it was still down 6.2 percent from 2016.
He Didn’t Get Them All Right, But He Got More Right Anybody Else
Yakima's Gene Patnode knows a thing or two about professional football. But more than just watch and enjoy, Gene likes to calculate and predict who will win and why.
Calling the Corleones: Bring On the Olive Oil for New Year’s Weight Loss!
For the first time, the Mediterranean diet has taken the top spot in 2019's best overall diet rankings just announced by U.S. News and World Report.
Marc Broussard Launches Seasons Schedule With Funk, Rock and R&B
This Friday it's the "Bayou Soul" sounds of Marc Broussard taking center stage to kick off this season at the Seasons!
Drag Your Tail to Downtown Summer Nights for Fun
Too Slim is Too Cool and the Taildraggers are second fiddle to none and there you have the makings for another outstanding edition of Yakima's Downtown Summer Nights this Thursday on Front Street.
Yakima’s Memorial Day Parade Rolls This Saturday at 10 A.M.
Yakima's Memorial Day parade is this Saturday morning at 10 along Yakima Avenue.
Expect Delays and Detour on Highway 12 to White Pass This Week
The detour will be in effect 24/7 through Friday and adds about 25 minutes to the drive as work crews repave a small section of roadway west of the tunnel.
This Weekend’s Gem Show Includes CWU’s Nick Zentner + Dinosaurs
Featuring Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner and more than 30 jewelry, fossil and mineral dealers, the 80th annual Gem Show promises to be the ultimate all-ages event.