Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s first time ever on KJR, January, 1976

In all fairness, this is the shift where you get familiar with the call letters, the board, the formatics, where the coffee is, and stuff like that. It’s also KJR’s Superstar Showdown 3, with Elton John challenging The Beach Boys. Who will emerge victorious?

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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 97KREM, 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

1 thought on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s first time ever on KJR, January, 1976

  1. So nice to hear Lockjaw’s voice again! Hearing the old local commercials for long gone businesses is a kick – Squire Shop, Gene Feidler Chevrolet, a real blast from the past.

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