Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s Police Blotter, KJR, 1978


Captain Lockjock and Sergeant Chet Rogers review the day’s caseload. Afterward, Gary intros Debbie Deutsch at Triple-A.

Runtime: 6:15
(photo capture from California Airchecks video)

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

2 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s Police Blotter, KJR, 1978

  1. After leaving work at Boeing Everett listening to this non sense. So many times I had too pull over on the side of I-5 as I was laughing so hard.

    I went to Ron Bailies radio school while still working at Boeing. Ran into an old friend of my sister who was a highly rated jock in Hawaii. He told me drop the DJ dream as I was a radioman in the Navy in Vietnam but he said no retirement money or job security so I quit school.

    By the way have you seen a program on the History Channel called Bitchen Rides ? There is a mechanic whose last name is Lockwood. Just wondering if he is kin to Gary ? ..

  2. Thanks for having a memorable episode of Gary Lockwood’s Police Blotter on your web site. I just got a sudden urge and did a search and found this. I used to make sure I had the radio on for Police Blotter back in those days, living in the Seattle area. It ran for years. The stories are funny, but nothing is funnier than when he and Sgt. Rogers get laughing at the nonsense. I sent in at least one item, and I had a brother and friend of his who were in Colorado, I would send the programs to, and they also contributed several stories and Gary never knew how they heard his show. If you have more recorded episodes and can post them, that would be amazing. This one was a classic, and I thank you again for having it here. I was sorry to hear that Gary Lockwood had retired to Florida, and then even worse news when he passed away a few years ago. His show was fun and Police Blotter was the highlight up until they became a sports radio talk show and sent him packing.

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