Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Oceans of Beautiful Music, Gary Lockwood, KJR, 1981

Catch Lockjock’s 2 to 3pm hour on May 6, 1981. Opens with Eric Chase sign off, B.R. Bradbury is in the newsroom, and in baseball, Maury Wills is having a rough day. Parental discretion is advised.

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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 KZUN, KGA, KKER (The Sam & Pam Show), KZZU, KISC, PD of KJRB, 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: Oceans of Beautiful Music, Gary Lockwood, KJR, 1981

  1. I worked with Lockwood. He tolerated me and that was ok with me. I thought he was so unique and totally entertaining. I remember one time I was stuck in slow traffic (shocking in Seattle, right?) on the way to KJR studios. Lockwood was doing “Police Blotter” – crazy funny – and as I was laughing I looked over at the car next to me and saw the driver laughing along with me. First and only time I experienced that.

    One of a kind guy and a one of a kind station.

  2. Cross-over Country tunes ranged from the lovely Crystal Gayle to the silliness of Jerry Reed. Burt Reynold’s hit would more likely be in the “novelty record” category.

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