Sam Lawson’s audio Vault: 11-KING, Dan Foley, Summertime ‘77

Play “Rotisserie” with Dan Foley! Every time Dan says “Ruff” it’s time to roll over. Scoped hour from Saturday, August 13, 1977.


Runtime: 4:15

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
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6 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s audio Vault: 11-KING, Dan Foley, Summertime ‘77

  1. 1977, the time of racquet ball, 6001, corvettes and uncertain futures.  Everyone was looking for something else (it was an unforgettable run)  and all went in separate directions.  I hope everyone’s wish’s were realized!

  2. According to the KING nostalgia website Sam is a real estate attorney in California. According to the Portland Radio Guide he did nights in Porland prior to working at KING.

    1. Prior to KING-AM in Seattle, Dan worked for King Broadcasting’s Portland Oregon station complex, AM 620, KGW in the evening time slot. Prior to KGW, he had a brief stint at KPAM, then also in Portland.

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