XM Satellite Radio “becomes” KJR


This clip is from “The ’60s on 6 Great Radio Stations Salute” which aired in 2006. Terry “Motormouth” Young weaves together a preponderance of KJR jingles, Seattle area mentions, and actual airchecks of Mike Phillips, Larry Lujack, and John Stone.

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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
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6 thoughts on “XM Satellite Radio “becomes” KJR

    1. Alki Beach prohibits drinking. No booze there. Yea, right
      Actually, I have a friend who was an expert at digging a hole just big enough to hide the beer, but not get any sand in the bottle.

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