Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Awesome Dr. Don Aircheck – KFRC, MLK Day, 1979

Dr. Don Rose with Newsman Bob Schuman, recorded by Ron Blassnig on Martin Luther King Day, January 15, 1979. In a couple of places Dr. Don pokes fun at Spokane native Bob Anthony, who followed Dr. Don on KFRC. These days Bob and his wife own and operate KPKL, Spokane. (KOOL 107.1)

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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 KREM, 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

1 thought on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Awesome Dr. Don Aircheck – KFRC, MLK Day, 1979

  1. The greatest collection of Dad jokes and one liners and no one could deliver like Dr. Don. Perfect edits from Ron Blassnig, which the rest of us tried to get with the razor and splicing block. Made me think about the pride we could take in those tasks before Audiovox was invented.

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