KXRW Vancouver Presents

Our Backyard

Our Backyard brings you the best of local history and culture through the inventors and eyes of those who live it, you!

Second Wednesday Noon to 1pm

Our Backyard

About Our Show

B.T. Michaels and Brad Richardson have joined forces to bring you the best of local history and culture through the inventors and eyes of those who live it, you! Join them as they question, investigate, and answer some of the area’s most intriguing people, places, and customs. 

Our Start

Both historians and residents of Clark County, Brad and BT Michaels where destined to grace the airwaves together. The problem at hand was, how do we capture the uniqueness of Clark County while driving the historical narrative? The answer, create a show for the citizens of Clark County by the historians who live here! The unique part is bringing on the real historians (the people who walk our streets) to fill in the gaps in Clark County’s legendary stories and mythologies. Once those components were put into place, the rest they say, is history!

The Crew


B.T. Michaels | Host

Brandon is a local military and cultural historian originally from Vancouver, WA. With history degrees from the University of Washington and Norwich University in Vermont, Brandon spends his free time exploring local history and culture especially around the topics of popular and military cultural development.

Brad Richardson | Host

As a life-long Clark County resident, Brad Richardson has spent the last 11 years engaging the public in the gathering, saving, and sharing of Southwest Washington history at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM). He completed his Masters in Public History from Portland State University (2015). Brad was recognized as a 2015 Visit Vancouver USA Tourism Ambassador. Currently, the Executive Director at CCHM, he started his career at the museum as a volunteer in 2010. Brad has expanded the museum’s walking tour program, launched.

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