Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Greg Aust – KVI, Seattle, September, 1973

At 570 on your AM radio dial, some fun with Greg Aust from 1973. Also hear Jack Spencer, Bob Robertson, Roall Erickson, and political ads from ’73. This is from the same show as the Greg Aust Cash Call Spoof.

Runtime: 28:26

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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

5 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Greg Aust – KVI, Seattle, September, 1973

  1. Ketchup on the records- obviously Greg didn’t like the Spinners’ tune. I wonder how tight the playlist was at the time. Maybe he could have substituted something he liked or just scraped the needle across the vinyl.

  2. Greg Aust, aka “The Chucker” (while at KFRC – San Francisco) … Now there is a guy I looked up to in the biz!

  3. I really enjoyed listening to this audio scope of my brother Greg Aust at kvi .The show really does show Aust in his finest fashion! Smooth flowing and connecting with the listening audience! Thanks for sharing! Jeff5ok

    1. Jeff…..knowing a bit about your brother, I get his inside joke at the front about most smart people moving to Kansas City…..where he was raised, but nobody knew that outside his family and a small group of buddies. I have noticed in some of his airchecks that there are these personal vignettes and humor that you better get if you know more about him….especially so in that “McKay incident at CKLW.” I bet that was quite a shocker when he found out his younger brother was in fact the infamous CA surfer bum “Buddy Love” as in the guy in Mike Boss’ latest historical story on XETRA.

  4. Sam…that is a great contribution. I had no idea you had that much Aust audio. That really captures the flow, pacing and music in his show. Excellent scoping too. I am sending this link to his brother Jeff 50K.

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