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
8 Comments on There’s a concern over “Chick on the Street;” KSWD/Los Angeles, 2015 promo

There’s a concern over “Chick on the Street;” KSWD/Los Angeles, 2015 promo

2 Comments on KOL’s Bob Hooper on “96 Apple FM,” Spokane: 1982 aircheck

KOL’s Bob Hooper on “96 Apple FM,” Spokane: 1982 aircheck

1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Tom Murphy visits KJR-FM

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Tom Murphy visits KJR-FM

0 Comment on Traffic with Les Fumes – Sam Lawson, KZUN-FM/Spokane, 1981

Traffic with Les Fumes – Sam Lawson, KZUN-FM/Spokane, 1981

0 Comment on Dancin’ Danny Wright, KJR, 1980

Dancin’ Danny Wright, KJR, 1980

1 Comment on 1970 Seafair Hydroplane Race on KJR

1970 Seafair Hydroplane Race on KJR

1 Comment on Al Lohman, Gary Owens & Pat Boone – spared from the KFI dumpster, 1988

Al Lohman, Gary Owens & Pat Boone – spared from the KFI dumpster, 1988

1 Comment on Aircheck: Sam Lawson, KZLA, Los Angeles, 1993

Aircheck: Sam Lawson, KZLA, Los Angeles, 1993

1 Comment on Spokane’s 1984 Bloomsday Run: Live Coverage on KGA / KDRK

Spokane’s 1984 Bloomsday Run: Live Coverage on KGA / KDRK

2 Comments on Gary Lockwood having some fun with Debbie Deutsch – KJR, 1978

Gary Lockwood having some fun with Debbie Deutsch – KJR, 1978

0 Comment on 1976: Larry Lujack’s Major Address to the Nation; National Enquirer story

1976: Larry Lujack’s Major Address to the Nation; National Enquirer story

0 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Twisting the 1981 Seattle radio dial, Rolling Stones tickets are on sale!

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Twisting the 1981 Seattle radio dial, Rolling Stones tickets are on sale!

1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: “Levity Limelight,” Norm Gregory & Gary Shannon, KJR-FM ’70s Reunion Week, 1995

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: “Levity Limelight,” Norm Gregory & Gary Shannon, KJR-FM ’70s Reunion Week, 1995

8 Comments on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Repost: Robert O. Smith, KJR, 1967

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Repost: Robert O. Smith, KJR, 1967

1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Jay Thomas tries to call Jessica Hahn: KPWR, Los Angeles, 1989

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Jay Thomas tries to call Jessica Hahn: KPWR, Los Angeles, 1989

1 Comment on Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault Repost: Clyde Cleared for Launch – Charlie Brown, KJR, 1976

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault Repost: Clyde Cleared for Launch – Charlie Brown, KJR, 1976

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

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…”

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

KJR Play Club Card – Good for fun all summer long

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

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

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

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

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