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Tawn Mastrey

Born Aug 20, 1954

Tawn Mastrey was an American disc jockey, music video producer, one of rock radio's top media personalities. She hosted a daily show on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hair Nation Channel 23, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific time. Mastrey was heard nationally on Westwood One Entertainment's Absolutely Live High Voltage every other week.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born in 1954.
1960 6 Years Old This combined with the station’s history as a Progressive Rock formatted holdover from the 1960’s, allowed her to champion innovative, cutting-edge artists from 70’s Hard Rock Bands such as Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Rick Derringer, and Van Halen along with bands like AC/DC, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Thin Lizzy, to New Wave and even Punk Rock Artists. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old In 1976, after sensational news reports about violence and obscenity attributed to the Punk Rock phenomenon created a fear and panic in the already Disco threatened world of Rock music, artists like The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, and The Clash, along with early New Wave artists, were shunned and denied airplay by most commercial Rock stations in the United States.
1980 26 Years Old 1 More Event
While continuing to feature Hard Rock and Heavy Metal during the height of the Disco era, Tawn Mastrey’s KSJO also championed Punk and New wave artists like The Ramones, The Clash, The Police and Devo giving them rare, vital airplay while showcasing them with on air studio appearances prior to their eventual popularity on newly formed Alternative Rock stations in the early 1980’s. … Read More


2007 53 Years Old 1 More Event
She left her Hair Nation show in June, 2007, when she became too ill to work. … Read More
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