News One reports that former Atlanta radio veteran Wayne K. Brown lost his battle with liver cancer at age 55.
Brown was the program director at Hot 107.9 (formerly 97.5) for many years. He helped launch the careers of La La Vazquez Anthony, rapper Ludacris and on-air personality Ryan Cameron (of Ryan Cameron Show on V-103).
Brown is survived by his wife Nyesa and two sons.
From News One:
With more than three decades of experience across broadcasting and marketing, Brown, 55, was considered a true industry pioneer.
“Wayne was a wonderful human being,” said Ms. Catherine L. Hughes, Chairperson & Founder of Radio One, Inc., “he made you feel like you were the most important person in the world when you were with him.”
Brown who was the VP/GM of Radio One’s Atlanta market for eight years, was most recently the general manager of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM.
Brown also served as senior partner and associate publisher of Who’s Who publishing company. Prior to Radio One he spent 13 years at CBS Headquarters in New York City working for network TV & radio.
Thanks to Hannah Kang for the tip.
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