About n.s.johnson

N.S. Johnson, veteran American radio broadcaster and Grammy-nominated record producer, is an independent writer/publisher of fiction and  non-fiction.

During his student years at Emerson College Johnson, became a radio announcer and later, Music Director for radio station WBCN-FM in Boston, an originator of classical music programming for east-coast stations of The Concert Network. Later Johnson joined the WGBH Educational Foundation and was assigned the unique, triple-role of announcer, producer and audio engineer.

In the mid-1970’s, Johnson collaborated with artists and producers at the New Television Workshop at WGBH, which supported the creation and broadcast of experimental works by video artists from 1974 to 1993. Johnson received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to produce a video-synthesized version of Debussy’s Girl With the Flaxen Hair arranged by Isao Tomita on RCA Red Seal.

While in England for WGBH, Johnson received an invitation from Ray Dolby to tour Dolby Laboratories at Clapham. Working with Dolby engineers in New York, Nat Johnson pioneered the implementation of Dolby Surround Sound for compact-discs at the RCA Studios where he remastered numerous Dolby Surround albums for both the RCA Red Seal and RCA Victor labels. In 2000, Nathaniel Johnson was nominated for a Grammy Award as Compilation Producer for Best Historical Album as Producer of a 94-CD set, The Rubinstein Collection for RCA Red Seal Records.

The author of several novels, screenplays and a collection of short stories, Johnson’s most recent works have appeared in AlienSkin, Boston Literary Magazine, Writer’s Stories, SNM Horror Magazine, Bewildering Stories’ First Quarterly Review 2010, The Foundling Review, Every Day Fiction, and Absent Willow Review.

Johnson’s most recently published work is a collection of short stories, One Before Bedtime: Tales of Mystery, Fantasy and Suspense (Amazon).

A longtime caregiver to homeless Basset Hounds, N.S. Johnson is currently writing a set of three books on the care and understanding of the breed, featuring photographs, videos, and web-links of useful information about Bassets. Johnson’s current website is www.nsjohnsonauthor.com, and can be reached at nsjohnsonauthor@comcast.net


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