Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Can you solve this KJR Request Line Mystery?

A while back I posted a Gary Lockwood aircheck from August, 1980 where a young lady called in and told Gary that she wanted to be a DJ when she grew up. That left us wondering if she had ever realized her dream of being in radio. Is it possible that she was actually KJR’s “Sunshine Sherry” all along? Check it out for yourself by comparing these 3 audio clips, the last featuring Ichabod Caine with Sunshine Sherry. Maybe someone who worked at KJR at the time can let us know.
(Ichabod clip credit – Ellis Feaster, YouTube).



Exhibit A: 1980 (Gary Lockwood with caller) ( 1:31 )



Exhibit B: 1978 (Gary Lockwood with caller) (:12)



Exhibit C: 1977 (Ichabod Caine with Sunshine Sherry) (:17)

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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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