Turner, Mary

Mary "The Burner" Turner Pattiz, Ph.D (February 4, 1947, Maryland – May 9, 2023, Beverly Hills, CA) was an American radio disc jockey. From the mid '70s to the early '90s, Turner was the most popular female air personality on contemporary music radio. She was the highest-rated disc jockey on L.A.'s legendary KMET, the host of Off The Record, Westwood One’s nationally syndicated interview show, which aired on more than 300 stations weekly, and the host of the Mary Turner Show on Armed Forces Radio. After leaving radio in 1994, Dr. Pattiz attended UCLA where she became a certified drug and alcohol counselor and began working in the field of substance abuse. She received a Doctor of Psychology degree from the California Graduate Institute—now affiliated with The Chicago School—in 2008. She became active in the field as a counselor and group leader and served on the boards of DARE, the Musicians Assistance Program, Cedars-Sinai Medial Center’s COACH for Kids, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' MusiCares, the Betty Ford Center, and the Betty Ford Institute. Dr. Pattiz was married to Norman Pattiz, founder and chairman of Westwood One Companies, and lived in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara.

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Appeared 1 times at the same event as Bruce Springsteen.

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