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!
Mickey’s Pub in Downtown Yakima Is Open for Biz! Is the Theater?
In a post on their official Facebook page this morning (Sept. 1), Mickey's Pub at the Orion Cinema (202 East Chestnut Ave.) in downtown Yakima announced that they are reopen and ready to serve you!
My Deuling Views of Mt. Rainer From Moxee [PHOTOS]
One thing I love about my corner of the universe out in East Valley is the picturesque sunsets we get an our stunning view of Mt. Rainier.
Yakima Moviemaker Releases Trailer for Mysterious Short Film
Local filmmaker Ric Brunstetter has released a sneak preview of a project he is working on about the paranormal.
Nostalgic TV Ads in Yakima From the 80’s [VIDEO]
Feeling nostalgic? Take a gander at this YouTube video I stumbled across that features a bunch of Yakima business's television advertisements. Since I've lived here for the vast majority of my life, I suspect that most of these were aired in the late 80's to early 90's.
Play Yakima Take-Out Food BINGO!
I thought, just for fun and maybe a new adventure, we could come up with a "Yakima Take-out Food" BINGO card but, I need your help!
2020 Central Washington State Fair Officially Cancelled
The Central Washington Fair Association Board voted unanimously today (June 22) to cancel the 2020 Central Washington State Fair.
City of Yakima Officially Closes Franklin Pool for Entire Summer
The City of Yakima announced that it has officially determined to close on of the town's most popular swimming pools at Franklin Park for the duration of 2020.
Downtown Summer Nights Announces Cancellation of 2020 Season
Another bitterly difficult decision to cancel in light of the coronavirus pandemic was made yesterday by the Downtown Association of Yakima. The wildly popular 'Downtown Summer Nights' concert series has officially been shuttered for this year.
City of Yakima Reminds Citizens of No-Cruising Ordinance
Earlier today (May 14), the City of Yakima dropped a news release reminding community members that cruising is not permitted at this time in Yakima.
E. Valley Asks for Thank You Pics/Vids for Teachers Appreciation
The East Valley School District sent out a message today to families of students attending school in the district to submit photos or videos of the pupils saying "thank you" to the teaching staff.
Downtown Yakima Farmers Market to Open May 24th
Originally scheduled to open Mother’s Day Weekend on May 10th, The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market (DYFM) is now planning to open May 24th
2020 Toppenish Rodeo Latest COVID-19 Casualty
The Toppenish Rodeo and Livestock Association Board of Directors have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Toppenish Rodeo that was to be held July 3rd and 4th due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.