Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Rick Dees Phone Booth Party – KIIS FM, Los Angeles, 1987

It’s Rick Dees with Lorna Love and Charlie Wright on 102.7 KIIS-FM. Listen as Rick calls a phone booth in Marina del Rey. Also hear Shirley Jones on a Ralph’s commercial with Paul Freeman doing the local insert.

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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

4 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Rick Dees Phone Booth Party – KIIS FM, Los Angeles, 1987

    1. I always wondered what became of Sandy Hamilton after he left KJR. When I was a teenager he let me hang around the studio when he was working.

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