Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Slim One

Roy Otis visits KFRC, San Francisco with Leslie Nielson, “The Slim One,” 1984.

Leslie, a Tacoma native, was heard in Seattle on KPLZ in 1979. Roy, a regular on the Robin and Maynard show, was described in a 1995 Seattle Times article as “the endearingly obnoxious kid with the scratchy voice.”

Interested Program Directors can access Roy’s aircheck on the KJR audio page of Puget Sound Media. http://pugetsound.media/kjr-audio/

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Author: Sam Lawson

Student engineer at pioneer Nathan Hale High radio station KNH 1210 in 1970, (prior to KNHC ), also attended LH Bates radio broadcast technician program where he obtained his First Class FCC License; Sam's career includes time as a KRKO radio personality and engineer in the mid-1970s, also KRLC in Idaho, In 1976 Sam worked overnights at KTAC (as Cory Landon), and then moved to weekends at KING. In Spokane, Sam was Program Director of Solid Gold Hits KJRB (1986). Lawson also worked as a voiceover artist and announcer at KISC FM and TV station KAYU-Spokane. He moved to LA in 1989 as an engineer and announcer at KZLA/KLAC. Also engineered for KFI, KOST, KBIG, Premiere Radio Networks, and the CBS radio cluster (now Entercom), Currently retired and living back in the northwest.

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