Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Pat O’Day celebrates 50 years in Seattle radio with Groz & Gas; KJR aircheck, 2009

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Pat’s back on AM 950 KJR as a guest on the “Groz with Gas” show to commemorate his 50th anniversary in Seattle radio. It opens with a four minute Pat O’Day aircheck from 1968. We then hear many of Pat’s trademark stories as he is pressed for details by Dave Grosby and Mike Gastineau.



Pat O’Day’s 50th year in broadcasting – KJR 950 – Dave Grosby & Mike Gastineau (59:26)

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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

2 thoughts on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Pat O’Day celebrates 50 years in Seattle radio with Groz & Gas; KJR aircheck, 2009

  1. Dave Grosby and Mike Gastineau obtained some impressive hardware this Spring. The two former Sports talk show hosts won the Keith Jackson Sports Media Excellence Award.

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