Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Slim One

Roy Otis visits KFRC, San Francisco with Leslie Nielson, “The Slim One,” 1984.

Leslie, a Tacoma native, was heard in Seattle on KPLZ in 1979. Roy, a regular on the Robin and Maynard show, was described in a 1995 Seattle Times article as “the endearingly obnoxious kid with the scratchy voice.”

Interested Program Directors can access Roy’s aircheck on the KJR audio page of QZVX.

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Author: Sam Lawson

Student engineer at pioneer Nathan Hale radio station KNH 1210 in 1970 (prior to KNHC). Also attended North Seattle Community College and L.H. Bates in Tacoma (KTOY). Sam’s career began as a KJR request line operator in 1970, with his first on-air job at KRKO in 1972. In 1976 he segued to overnights at KTAC as Cory Landon, then weekends at KING. In 1978 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho for afternoons on KOZE and KRLC. Throughout the ‘80s he was an announcer and/or engineer at "the best mix and biggest variety" of Spokane radio stations; including KREM, KZUN, KGA, KKER (The Sam & Pam Show), KZZU, PD of KJRB, KISC, and the voice of KAYU-TV. In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles as Assistant Chief Engineer and weekends at KZLA/KLAC. Also engineered for KBIG, KFI, Premiere Radio Networks, CBS Radio, and others. After avoiding any actual work for nearly 45 years, now happily retired and very appreciatively back in the great Pacific Northwest! --- View other articles by Sam Lawson --- Sam Lawson airchecks

2 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Slim One

  1. I tried to hire The Slim one a few times , when I was at KSAN I LOVED her sound and style at KFRC . Tried to get her in Denver at Y108

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