Thursday, September 13, 2012

[64] Author charts basketball town's high points, hijinks on 'MTSU On the Record'

FOR RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2012

EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

MURFREESBORO — The amazing power of high-school basketball to galvanize an entire town is the topic on the next “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Steve Allen will discuss “Maytown Magic and Mayhem: Fifty Years of Mountain Basketball,” a book he completed after the original author, Dr. Jack Justin Turner, passed away in December 2011.

Turner, a professor emeritus of international relations at MTSU, wrote this labor of love as a tribute to Maytown, Ky., where he played basketball as a youth. The history is replete with anecdotes about the notables who went on to major accomplishments as adults and the hijinks that characterized the town’s basketball mania.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.



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