Saturday, January 18, 2014

Meeting Harvey Mason Jr.

One of our TV show hosts was on her honeymoon this week, and the group of fill-in celebrity hosts included Harvey Mason Jr.

Harvey played basketball for the University of Arizona from 1986-1990 (including a trip to the NCAA Final Four in '88), and has worked in the music business since college.  The list of high profile music artists he's produced or written music for is impressive including Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin, Tyrese, Omarion, Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks, produced the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack, and is co-founder of a producing group called The Underdogs.  He has some Grammy awards on his shelf, too.  (I worked in radio for 25 years and certainly appreciate what it takes for someone like Harvey to achieve the level of success he has in music).

He was a very gracious guy, and it was a privilege to meet him and have him work for a day on my show.  I feel that way about everyone who comes on as a guest as well, whether they have some kind of celebrity status or not.

Good times.

Show director Chris, Harvey Mason Jr.,
Ken Carr (ahem), and show host Sally.