Putting A Face To The Name: Sam Lawson

Sam Lawson
Sam Lawson @ the KFI shop (2000)


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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2 thoughts on “Putting A Face To The Name: Sam Lawson

  1. OH WOW, I recall you at KRKO, and were always cool to me when I would visit KRKO. You had a lot of patience with this young dude who wanted to go into radio, so took your advice, went to Ron Bailie’s. Earned 1st phone..BUT WENT to Boeing, pretty funny, since Boeing was only going to be a VERY short stay while I was searching for radio gigs..Was at the big B for 33 years…BUT still searching for a radio gig..(HA HA…) Met many at KRKO when I was there to visit, such as: Dale Good (I think he was chief engineer at 1380 at the time, and had a talk show called “Take Five” He was a little cold to me at first, but later lightened up after awhile, but seem on edge. Chris Murphy (Stewart Habinal?) Dave Corbin (Dave Dalacky) Did like Not like him VERY well, was always a j..to me. Tom Brown (Weekends, and another of the cool ones at 1380) Sorry so long..have a very nice day.

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