Dancin’ Danny Wright, KJR, 1980

Danny Wright

From his humble beginnings at KRKO, Everett in the mid 1970s, Danny Wright was twice named Major Market Personality of the Year during a career spanning a long list of major market radio stations (shown below). Danny left his mark on the Seattle airwaves at KJR and KNBQ in the early 1980s. He ultimately returned to the Pacific Northwest where he maintains “The Wright Audio Studio” for selected projects.

The tape opens with an intro by Gary Lockwood and Chet Rogers. It only covers the very beginning of Danny’s show, but you can find more at the following “SoundCloud” links: Danny Wright – KJR, Seattle, and Danny Wright – WGAR, Cleveland.

Runtime: 1:46

Danny Wright station list:

KRKO/Everett
KRLC/Lewiston
KDZA/Pueblo
KCBQ/San Diego
KROY/Sacramento
KMJK/Portland
KJR/Seattle
KNBQ/Seattle
KISS 108/Boston
WGCL/Cleveland
Q107/Washington DC
Kiss 104/Kansas City
WGCL/Cleveland
WWWE/Cleveland
WRQC/Cleveland
WQMX/Akron
WKDD/Akron
WGAR/Cleveland
Syndicated shows on Jones Radio Network/Seattle, and Envision Radio Network/Cleveland

Audio Runtime: 1:46

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

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