Aircheck: Sam Lawson and Pam Larsen, KKER, Spokane, 1984

This includes an ad for the imaginary “Hiney Wine,” a syndicated prank that ran on hundreds of stations at the time. Charlie and Ty had it on KUBE, Rick Dees did it in LA, Scott Shannon in NY, and here Sam & Pam take a slap at it in Spokane.


Runtime: 3:47

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

1 thought on “Aircheck: Sam Lawson and Pam Larsen, KKER, Spokane, 1984

  1. Sam was a great friend of mine and my wife Kathy…he and Alein even watched our two kids when we took a vacation…went to dinner with them many times…..always enjoyed Sa, and his talent….lost track of him in later years….The tape I just listened to of Sam and Pam was just as good, and even better than most two person morning shows I have heard at other stations…Could easily been in any big market like L.A…. …Thanks….loved listening to it….Next time we get over to Sequim we will look them up…..Joe

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