Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s first time ever on KJR, January, 1976


In all fairness, this is the shift where you get familiar with the call letters, the board, the formatics, where the coffee is, and stuff like that. It’s also KJR’s Superstar Showdown 3, with Elton John challenging The Beach Boys. Who will emerge victorious?

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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.

1 thought on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Gary Lockwood’s first time ever on KJR, January, 1976

  1. So nice to hear Lockjaw’s voice again! Hearing the old local commercials for long gone businesses is a kick – Squire Shop, Gene Feidler Chevrolet, a real blast from the past.

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