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. 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 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
151 1 Comment on 11-KING $22K giveaway / Murdock secret location / Sam Lawson audio, 1977-1978

11-KING $22K giveaway / Murdock secret location / Sam Lawson audio, 1977-1978

316 1 Comment on KAYU-TV/Spokane, Sam Lawson 1986 radio spot; “Tonight at 8 on Channel 28…”

KAYU-TV/Spokane, Sam Lawson 1986 radio spot; “Tonight at 8 on Channel 28…”

187 1 Comment on KJR Play Club Card – Good for fun all summer long

KJR Play Club Card – Good for fun all summer long

409 3 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Pat O’Day celebrates 50 years in Seattle radio with Groz & Gas; KJR aircheck, 2009

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Pat O’Day celebrates 50 years in Seattle radio with Groz & Gas; KJR aircheck, 2009

626 3 Comments on Sweet & Innocent Sam, KRKO, 1976…and Shirley Bartholomew

Sweet & Innocent Sam, KRKO, 1976…and Shirley Bartholomew

1187 3 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Larry Lujack & Tom Snyder, 1975

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Larry Lujack & Tom Snyder, 1975

331 0 Comment on Gary Lockwood is “locked in” at KJR, 1984

Gary Lockwood is “locked in” at KJR, 1984

777 3 Comments on The Moose Is Loose; KRKO’s Moose Moran

The Moose Is Loose; KRKO’s Moose Moran

637 5 Comments on KBAE /KRKO quickly restores programming after equipment heist, 1985

KBAE /KRKO quickly restores programming after equipment heist, 1985

483 2 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Can you solve this KJR Request Line Mystery?

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

1443 3 Comments on (Re-Post) Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Don and Roma Wade interview Larry Lujack, WLS, Chicago, 2008

(Re-Post) Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Don and Roma Wade interview Larry Lujack, WLS, Chicago, 2008

251 0 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Media Files: KJR Program Schedule: June 10, 1971

Sam Lawson’s Media Files: KJR Program Schedule: June 10, 1971

249 0 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Media Files: Why is Top-40 radio so dull, gutless and boring?

Sam Lawson’s Media Files: Why is Top-40 radio so dull, gutless and boring?

643 1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Awesome Dr. Don Aircheck – KFRC, MLK Day, 1979

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

446 1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Last Sam & Pam show: KKER, Spokane bites the dust, 1984

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Last Sam & Pam show: KKER, Spokane bites the dust, 1984

632 2 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Student run radio station KTOY – L.H. Bates, Tacoma, 1972

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Student run radio station KTOY – L.H. Bates, Tacoma, 1972

295 0 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: KPLZ – Moug & Angie morning show – Day One

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: KPLZ – Moug & Angie morning show – Day One

623 2 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: March 1968 – Peggy Claire & The KJR Traffic ‘Copter

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: March 1968 – Peggy Claire & The KJR Traffic ‘Copter

517 2 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: “Happy Holiday Season” from KJR

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: “Happy Holiday Season” from KJR

390 1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Bing Crosby 78 RPM Outtakes

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Bing Crosby 78 RPM Outtakes

876 4 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Slim One, KFRC, San Francisco, 1984

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Slim One, KFRC, San Francisco, 1984

2342 7 Comments on KNHC Historical Background From Sam Lawson

KNHC Historical Background From Sam Lawson

773 0 Comment on Kamasami Kong, KIKI, Honolulu – September, 1980

Kamasami Kong, KIKI, Honolulu – September, 1980

866 4 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Citizen Bill, KING – October, 1977

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Citizen Bill, KING – October, 1977

618 2 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: KJR-FM ‘70s Reunion Week – Norm Gregory, Kevin O’Brien, 1995

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

1027 6 Comments on XM Satellite Radio “becomes” KJR

XM Satellite Radio “becomes” KJR

836 4 Comments on Pat O’ Day, Seafair Sunday Halftime, KKNW-AM 1150, August, 2014

Pat O’ Day, Seafair Sunday Halftime, KKNW-AM 1150, August, 2014

964 3 Comments on Larry Lujack, KNEW – Channel 79, Spokane, Summertime, 1963

Larry Lujack, KNEW – Channel 79, Spokane, Summertime, 1963

828 1 Comment on Sam Lawson Audio Vault: Larry Lujack & Tommy Edwards, WLS “Big 89 Rewind,” Memorial Day, 2007

Sam Lawson Audio Vault: Larry Lujack & Tommy Edwards, WLS “Big 89 Rewind,” Memorial Day, 2007

1136 11 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Jerry Kay, “Old Gold” KXA, Seattle, May, 1981

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Jerry Kay, “Old Gold” KXA, Seattle, May, 1981

818 1 Comment on Mike Fitzsimmons, KSPO, Spokane International Bed Race, 1980

Mike Fitzsimmons, KSPO, Spokane International Bed Race, 1980

1372 19 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Streaking has hit the Northwest! Ed Riley, Wolfman Jack – KGW, Portland, March, 1974

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Streaking has hit the Northwest! Ed Riley, Wolfman Jack – KGW, Portland, March, 1974

666 0 Comment on KJR “Shock Radio” Sparks Port Lawsuit

KJR “Shock Radio” Sparks Port Lawsuit

602 0 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s Cheap & Sleazy News from Hollywood – KJR, 1979

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s Cheap & Sleazy News from Hollywood – KJR, 1979

848 2 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault – Aircheck: Sam Lawson – KRLC, Lewiston, Idaho, February, 1980: Emulating Lockjock?

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault – Aircheck: Sam Lawson – KRLC, Lewiston, Idaho, February, 1980: Emulating Lockjock?

765 6 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Larry Lujack – WLS, Chicago, November, 1969

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Larry Lujack – WLS, Chicago, November, 1969