Tawn Mastrey


Tawn Mastrey with Philip Lynott

Tawn, with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott

DJ Tawn Mastrey, best known locally for her work with heavy-rock station 93X.

During the '80s, Mastrey was credited with popularizing then-unknown bands like Mötley Crüe and Poison, pushing hair bands and heavy rock onto the commercial airwaves.

Her Wikipedia page credits her for "breaking" AC/DC and the Police single "Roxanne." Mastrey's radio shows and interviews were soon picked up for national syndication.

Dubbed the "Leather Nun," she was renowned by rock lovers everywhere for being a sassy, strong woman in a field traditionally reserved for egomaniacal men.

 

Tawn Mastrey

20th August 1954 -- 2nd October 2007

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