Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

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TheElectrifyingMojo a.k.a “Mojo” or Charles Johnson, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mojo was a DJ (disc jockey) who heavily influenced the development of Detroit Techno music with his show…
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TheElectrifyingMojo a.k.a “Mojo” or Charles Johnson, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mojo was a DJ (disc jockey) who heavily influenced the development of Detroit Techno music with his show “The Midnight Funk Association”.. He is recognized for breaking artists including, Prince, The B-52’s and Kraftwerk, into the Detroit radio market. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the mid 1970’s and began broadcasting his shows from U of M’s university station. From the late 70’s into the 90’s, Mojo broadcasted from various stations including WGPJ (107.5-FM), WJLB (97.9-FM), WHYT (96.3), WTWR-FM (in Toledo, Ohio). He eventually return to Detroit after an offer from WMXD in 1990 and currently serves as the Program Director for a variety of radio stations in Detroit. Along with an extensive career on air and in radio management, Mojo wrote music under the name “C.J. Surge” and a book “The Mental Machine Stop By Here Freedom Come” (1996) which he often read on air.He was featured in the documentary, “Cycles of the Mental Machine” (2009) a chronicle of Detroit’s musical legacy from tradition Blues to Techno.

For more information on Charles Johnson “The Electrifying Mojo” visit, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Electrifying_Mojo.

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