Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Goodbye To Gary Lockwood (KGW Aircheck)

More from Gary Lockwood and Joe Cooper, KGW, Portland 1974

With the news of Gary’s passing, this tape seems sadly appropriate as Gary and Joe Cooper celebrate Gary’s last hour at KGW. Thanks again to Joe for letting me dub this in 1978. And thanks to Gary for the many hours of radio fun and entertainment he gave us.


Runtime: 12:00

I don’t know if there’s any hidden meaning, but right after Gary’s last words, the cassette decided to eat itself. Insert Twilight Zone theme here.

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

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