Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: KJR-FM ‘70s Reunion Week – Norm Gregory, Kevin O’Brien, 1995

Kevin O’Brien @ 95 KJR-AM

I don’t know who originally recorded this in 1995, but I suspect it may have been Norm Gregory. The quality is a bit rough, but we hear Norm, Kevin O’Brien, Emperor Smith, Pat O’Day, Ann Wilson (of Heart), and Ric Hansen who shares a tape of Kevin nearly blowing a KJR Cash Call. By the way, the current amount in the KJR Cash Call jackpot is $588.

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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

2 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: KJR-FM ‘70s Reunion Week – Norm Gregory, Kevin O’Brien, 1995

  1. 1967 I got my first paying job in radio while still in high school. But it was on a beautiful music station, the only FM in the Tri-Cities at that time. So I was far from a Kevin O’Brien, but just being on the air was exciting.

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