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!
Shawn Kemp Pens Open Letter: ‘I Miss the Sonics’
Former Sonic great and NBA legend took to blogging for an open letter published by ThePlayersTribune.com. In it, he talks of his coming-of-age journey, how he never left Seattle, the impact that Gary Payton had on him and the team and, ultimately, how badly Seattle misses the SuperSonics.
Central Washington State Fair Announces More Acts For 2018 Line-Up
Three more concerts have been announced for this year's upcoming Central Washington State Fair: Aussie '80s balladeers Air Supply, '80s rockers Survivor and Canadian rock outfit Theory of a Deadman are all scheduled to perform.
We’re Taking Bids Now In Our Spring Online Auction
If you're in the market for anything from gravel to glamour photography, diamonds to driving courses, tooth restoration or truck accessories, you can seize some great deals on these local goods and services.
Paxton, Seager Propel M’s In Day Game Win In KC
James Paxton fanned 10 batters and Kyle Seager hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the eighth inning as the Mariners held on to beat the Royals 4-2 to wrap up a winning seven-game road trip.
On This Date: The Legend Of Ichiro Is Born [VIDEO]
Amazingly, it has been 17 years ago, on this very date, that the baseball world was formally introduced to Ichiro Suzuki.
94.5 KATS Agrees To 5-Year Radio Contract With Seahawks
94.5 KATS-FM will not only remain Yakima's home for rock music but it will remain home of the 12's.
Spring Is Here — And So Is Our Online Auction!
The online auction gets underway in earnest at 6 a.m. next Monday (April 16), but you have all this week to look over the list of deals so you can be ready to make your bids.
Our 2018 ‘Bracket Challenge’ Winner – Jason Rodriguez
While there was still some doubt as to which team would be crowned the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champion, 30 year-old Jason Rodriguez - a Sunnyside High grad - left no room for failure in our annual "Million Dollar Bracket Challenge" presented by Yakima Steak Company.
ICYMI: Ichiro Defies Age, Gravity, With Spectacular Catch [VIDEO]
Maybe the return to his old stomping grounds at Safeco Field has reinvigorated 44 year-old Ichiro Suzuki. It sure looked like that Saturday afternoon when he scaled the left field wall to rob a home run.
First Pitch Of 2018 Baseball Season? Gone!
Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs wasted no time in getting the first run of the 2018 MLB season plated.