Friday, May 12, 2023

RIP Mary Turner

 Mary Turner has died May 9, 2023 . Turner was one of the top personalities at the iconic album rock powerhouse KMET, Los Angeles.  AFRTS was proud to have her on the team for many years.

imMary did a daily show and the Westwood One syndicated series “Off The Record With Mary Turner” in which she presented interviews with and personality profiles of some of the biggest musical stars of the day. Turner and Westwood One's Norm Pattiz were married in the early 80s and the two shared what friends described as a happy relationship until his death this past December at 79 due to throat cancer. She became a UCLA-certified drug and alcohol counselor and received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She went on to be appointed chairwoman of the Betty Ford Center.  as a pioneer in album rock radio and an iconic role model for women in the industry. Further details not available at this time.

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