The amazing power of high-school basketball to galvanize an entire town is the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Steve Allen discussed 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. You can listen to the conversation here.
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 here.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.