Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Citizen Bill, KING – October, 1977

“Citizen Bill Carpenter” (Steve Taylor in real life) could be heard filling in for any of the KING regulars. Here we catch him on a Sunday afternoon as he plays “the greatest British hits of all time.” Also, the “Twin Red Money Vans” are on the street, the Seahawks can’t get on the board, and Debbie Boone gets lit.

Runtime: 7:52

KING RED MONEY VAN Steve Lawson’s FriendlyVoice.Com website

Steve Taylor’s 440 Satisfaction bio:
KLMS [Lincoln NE] 1971
KOIL [Omaha NE] 1972 – Scott Carpenter
WHBQ [Memphis TN] 1973 – Steve Carpenter
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1973 – Sam Diego
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1973 – ‘Citizen’ Bill Carpenter
KLMS [Lincoln] 1974 – ‘Citizen’ Bill Carpenter
KREM [Spokane WA] 1975 – ‘Citizen’ Bill Carpenter
KING [Seattle WA] 1977 – ‘Citizen’ Bill Carpenter
KYA [San Francisco] 1977 – ‘Citizen’ Bill Carpenter
—– April 1979 KYA aircheck (Bay Area Radio People)
KSFO [San Francisco] 1979
KIOI [San Francisco] 1982
KWSS [San Jose CA] 1985
KQKS [Denver CO] 1987
KSYY [Denver] 1989
KGO [San Francisco] 1990-1997
KBAY [San Jose] 2000
KZQZ/KKDV [San Francisco] 2001
KBAY [San Jose] 2003-2017

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

4 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Citizen Bill, KING – October, 1977

  1. That was a great time, in the mid-‘70’s at KREM. Andy Barber, Bruce Murdoch, Rob Conrad (Glen Denning), Rob Harder, who went on to KFRC, Bob Cochran…and Citizen Bill. He did some Theater, while in Spokane at 97KREM. An incredible talent and voice!

  2. Listen to the fantastic KYA un-scoped air check of Joe Michael’s. You’ll find it under Bill’s air check. What a great blast from the past!
    This is one of the cleanest air check’s I’ve ever heard. Sounds like it was recorded off the tower, but right on site? If not for KFRC, this station would have owned San Francisco!

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