Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: The Last Sam & Pam show: KKER, Spokane bites the dust, 1984

On February 22, 1984, KKER officially signed off the air for financial reasons. The following morning, a group of us (Johnny O, Ken Jacobsen, Pam Larsen, and I) snuck back into the station and signed on for one hour to let our listeners know what was going on. Also included are some newspaper articles chronicling the station. Special thanks to Jerry Anderson and for capturing the audio, and Jason Remington for unearthing the newspaper clippings.

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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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