Growing up in Yakima I was a total disco child, I even had a poster of "John Travolta as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever" on my wall. Frankly, I was scared for a moment when KATS-FM first signed on to rock the Yakima Valley in 1979. I was 14 years old and dang near everything changed for me. I decided then I wanted to make radio my career because It sounded like the on-air jocks were having a blast, and I thought, 'I'd really like to do that'. I prayed it would get me girls. "Listen to me, just don't look at me!" Anonymity was really a driving factor for me getting into the radio biz. I would have loved to have had a high school Tri-Tech Skills Center show like we have here in the Tri-Cities, but I spent my childhood in Yakivegas. My first radio gig wasn't until college at WSU, KUGR Pullman -- Wazzu's Wired Rock from 1983-1986. I've been a paid talent starting in Spokane, where I first cut my chops, working there from 1986 until 1993. Then I made the move to the Tri-Cities to fire up KXRX-FM in 1994, and was co-host of a local sports talk show on KFLD-AM into the early 2000s. I was the public address announcer for the Tri-City Americans Hockey Club for 13 seasons and also for the Tri-Cities Fever Indoor Football Team for 8 seasons. By 2015 I was given the privilege and daily thrill to ride my hometown rock stick, KATS-FM in Yakima. We all rock out weekdays 3:00-7:00 p.m. Born and raised in Yak, I graduated from Carroll High School in 1983 and attended Washington State University. I have a special place in my heart for Pearl Jam and am a proud member of the 12th Man. I am a father of two adult kids who I'm very grateful for as well as my partner in life and love for the past fifteen years. Exercising and man cave chilling are my main ways to stay sane. I have emceed and participated in Junior Achievement, Polar Plunge, Walk to End Alzheimer's, Mid-Columbia Duck Race, Christmas for Children, Heart for the Arts, Seattle Children's Hospital, COVID relief projects and numerous charitable golf tournaments. I am passionate about my community, the arts, sports and travel -- both in the USA and abroad. My passports have stamps from Turkey, France, Costa Rica, Canada, Italy, Belize, Guadeloupe, Sicily, Germany, the Bahamas, Great Britain, Greece, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Panama, Spain and South Africa. I've been to exactly half of the 50 United States. It is my honor to help carry and pass the rock torch through the radio generations. It's a responsibility I do not take lightly. Thank you for rocking. Thank you for listening.
2021 New Years Eve Bender? Here’s a Sweet Hangover Cure, Honey
When honey and toast are consumed together, potassium and sodium are added to the body to help in handling the alcohol.
I’m Getting a Raise! Minimum Wage Up to $13.69/hour on Friday
January 1, 2021, that's THIS Friday, I'm getting a raise to $13.69/hr......nice.
Find Tri-Cities Locations for Proper Christmas Tree Disposal Here
Hey Tri-Cities, when do you "undeck" your halls?
Santa’s Secret Spy Satellite REVEALED! How St. Nick Sees You Sleep
SAR (synthetic aperture radar) works similarly to how dolphins and bats navigate using echolocation.
Burger King Crowns New One Dollar Offerings – $1 Your Way Menu
The $1 Your Way Menu features a Bacon Cheeseburger, a Chicken Jr. Sandwich, Fries, and a Soft Drink.
Catch the Movie “Clara’s Tri-Cities Nutcracker Dream” on YouTube
This 35-minute movie has over 125 dancers and was filmed during October and November at more than 35 locations all across the Tri-Cities.
South Kennewick Family Feline Bagged & Tagged With Black Paint
Black spray-paint was used to tag over half of Harry the cat, who was purrfectly content in his south Kennewick neighborhood before the attack.
Tonight’s Rare Celestial Event Hasn’t Happened in About 800 Years
Tonight's event is a phenomenon not observed from Earth for almost 800 years.
The Tri-City Strong Giving Tuesday Radiothon 2.0 Grand Total is In
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED BIG OR SMALL!
WA Healthy is the New Exposure Tool App Aiding the COVID-19 Fight
WA Notify is free and is said to be "secure, private and anonymous."
Love it When We Get to Name Stuff – Like a New Snow Tow Plow
"The Big Leplowski" joins "Plowie McPlow Plow" on the snowy roads this year.
Inslee Presser 11/24/20 – More Rapid Efficient Enforcement Coming
Gov. Inslee said the state will become more efficient in ways to shorten the process of fining businesses who don't comply with the latest round of restrictions.