During almost 25 years as a studio engingeer,
I've been fortunate to work with many talented and prominent people at the world-famous
Voice of America: I recorded an unrepentant interview with an elderly Edward
Teller, a father of the atomic bomb; I was frisked by Hillary Clinton's Secret
Service detail on my way to the men's room; and once, under the mis-impression
that he was just another inept, newby announcer, I treated a U.S. Congressman
like dirt. Oops.
My favorite guests, though, make music,
and they often come by to perform live on VOA's worldwide request show, BorderCrossings.
Most guests take a copy or two of my novels, something to read on the bus, and
I've received many nice words in return.
What follows are photos of some of the
special visitors I've had the pleasure of working with. (Either I'm in the shot,
or I took the pic myself.) I'm just sorry I never got photographs of Judy
Collins, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Bowling for Soup, Garth
Brooks, Tom Jones, Matchbox 20, and especially Natasha Beddingfield
and live music!
on the VOA
and RTI radio
A last visit to Studio 4 in 2006.
- Suzy Bogguss - Chubby Checker
- Roy Clark - Isaac Hayes
- Gladys Knight - Little Feat
- Lisa Loeb - Delbert McClinton
- Pet Shop Boys
- Dan Seals - Duncan Sheik
- Ricky Skaggs - Percy Sledge
- Connie Smith - Squeeze -
- Loundon Wainwright III - Weird
Al Yankovic - Trisha Yearwood
Books on Fenwick Street)
(Key Monster) (Author's Page)
© 2009, Lee Dravis