Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Slim One, KFRC, San Francisco, 1984

Leslie Nielson, former L.H. Bates, Tacoma student and KPLZ, Seattle personality also worked at the legendary WLS, Chicago and KFRC, San Francisco. This 1984 aircheck catches her on KFRC. Listen as she reminds us to check our brake lights, gets serenaded by Elvis, and dishes details on her lunch with the boss. A previous post featuring Slim and the ubiquitous Roy Otis can also be heard by clicking here.


Runtime: 12:33

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: The Slim One, KFRC, San Francisco, 1984

  1. Slim was cute and funny. She was the “it” girl of LH Bates Voc-Tech. To my knowledge, no pictures of her, exist on the WWW.
    (and I don’t mean that she was an Internet Technician — An “it girl” is an attractive young woman, generally a celebrity, who is perceived to have both sex appeal and a personality that is especially engaging.)

  2. Great timing…fabulous content…tight…I mean this is one hot aircheck. Wonder where she is now…? And what a reminder of what a gobsmack radio station 610/KFRC was in it’s day. Lasted longer than a lot of other legendary AM’s…

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