Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Aircheck: Sam Lawson, KBIG 104, Los Angeles, December, 1997

This was a Saturday overnight fill-in shift. I was actually the station’s engineer when I offered to fill in around the holidays. The PD had no idea that I had any on-air experience, and he wasn’t buying it. Unable to find anyone else on short notice, he finally agreed to schedule me where I could inflict only minimal damage. As I listen to it now, I can appreciate his concern.

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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: Aircheck: Sam Lawson, KBIG 104, Los Angeles, December, 1997

  1. Sammy! Friend from outa the past, Dave Drui checking in wicha. Yesterday was my last day on the air here in Seattle on a station you probably never heard of for a company you probably have…just wound up 30 years with Salem Media Group. Hearing your bits on KBIG brings me back. Bonneville sold the AM side of KBIG, KBRT to Crawford Broadcasting in 1980 and I ran that station (into the ground!) from ’81 to ’83. Can you picture your old buddy Dave in “management”? Anyway, get in touch…would love to catch up.

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