Rock Radio Legend Tawn Mastery Passes
October 3, 2007 at 9:38 AM (PT)
One of Rock radio's most renown air talents, TAWN MASTERY, passed away YESTERDAY evening (10/2). MASTERY had been battling Hepatitis C liver disease for some time, and was on a liver donor waiting list, but to no avail.
TAWN MASTREY became a legendary voice in the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock genre, in both radio and TV. She hosted shows on KSJO/SAN JOSE; KQLZ (Pirate Radio)/LOS ANGELES, KXXR (93X)/MINNEAPOLIS; KNAC/LONG BEACH, KLSX/LOS ANGELES, CA; KMEL/SAN FRANCISCO, KUFO/PORTLAND, as well as stints on the Internet @ HARDRADIO.COM; and with SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Most recently, she could be heard on SIRIUS as host of HAIR NATION.
TAWN also wrote, produced and syndicated her own radio specials, such as ROCKZONE and SAMMY HAGAR'S CABO WABO HAPPY HOUR.
In TV, TAWN also hosted specials and stringer reports for MTV when it first launched, ON-TV's "Night Flight" and local Los Angeles TV programs, as well as the featured host for the "Metal Head Video Magazine" series.
In film, TAWN appeared as herself in "THE BLUES BROTHERS," "HEAVY METAL THUNDER AND MUD" and "THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, PT. II: THE METAL YEARS."
Behind the scenes, TAWN produced several music videos including SCORPIONS'"No One Like You," GREG KIHN's "Happy Man" and "Jeopardy," as well as ROMEO VOID'S "Never Say Never."
For updates on celebrations of TAWN's life and on how you can become an organ donor, please check tawnmastreybenefit.com.