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Tom Keith: Sound Effects Man (a Prairie Home Companion)


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Tom Keith had a wonderful ear for sound and beautiful sense of comic timing.
 As a schoolboy imitator of birds, livestock, and people being punched in the face, he had natural abilities that pointed to a career in the Live Radio Sound Effects Production Industry. But by the time he graduated from the University of Minnesota in the late 60s, that once well-traveled career path was deserted. Tom joined the Marines instead, and he learned to mimic helicopters and do seven different kinds of explosion.
 Still there were no jobs, so he took an engineering post, babysitting a public radio transmitter while a tall, quiet writer tried to turn his imaginary world into a show. Tom was enlisted as an accomplice and immediately found his calling, eventually entertaining millions as the regular sound-effects man for A Prairie Home Companion.


A collection of the funniest and most astonishing work of Tom Keith, long-time sound effects man for A Prairie Home Companion.

About the Author

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. 
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

  • Gunflint Trail
  • The Big Meanie
  • Inner Passage
  • March Madness
  • Bar Flies
  • Radio Decency
  • Bad Loon
  • Lutefisk
  • Café Boeuf
  • The Early Days
  • St. Andrews Day
  • Product Details

    Keith, Tom
    Highbridge Company
    Keillor, Garrison
    Ensemble Cast
    Cast, Ensemble
    General Humor
    Performing Arts-Radio - General
    Humor : General
    Edition Description:
    Unabridged,Original radio broadcast; 1 hour
    Publication Date:
    5.56 x 5 x 0.31 in 0.13 lb

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    Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
    Audio Books » Humor
    Engineering » Communications » Radio

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