A little boy egged on by other little boys who didn’t like "his type" grew up to be a man who helped propel the “The Land of Funk” into the national spotlight.
Amelia Robinson sat down with John “Turk” Logan for the latest episode of the "What Had Happened Was" podcast.
Turk opens up about life with a mother who was an alcoholic, and how he became one of the most important DJs in the country. As head of programming at WDAO in the 1970s, Logan got some of the biggest acts of the day — Bootsy Collins, Lakeside, Heatwave, Parliament and The Ohio Players — much-needed exposure.
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The Dayton Broadcaster Hall of Fame member and educator with more than 45 years under his belt ran into one of the biggest backlashes of his career when he refused to allow rap music to be played on the Central State University radio station he managed. Turk says it is the difference between Prince’s “Soft and Wet” and the Ohio Players’ “Sweet Sticky Thing.” You be the judge.
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