Former Radio One VP Dies
Everyone who came into contact with Wayne Brown considered him one of the nicest people they knew. The former Radio One Vice President passed away this weekend, reportedly of liver cancer.
CBS's Rick Caffey told Radio Ink last night, "All of Atlanta Radio is in mourning with the passing of Wayne Brown. Wayne was loved and respected by all of us. He was a true ambassador of our industry and a colleague to all who loved radio."
Brown managed the CBS Urban cluster in Charlotte and worked as Regional Vice President for Radio One for its Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, and Augusta properties. Sherman Kizart of Kizart Media Partners said "Wayne Brown’s involvement in everything that he touched made it better in every way imaginable. Over the weekend, the radio industry lost one of its most respected, hard-working, honest, devoted, driven, and talented leaders."
Tony Kidd works for Cox Media Group in Atlatna. He tells Radio Ink, "Wayne was one of the kindest and hardest working men I have ever known and cared deeply about his family and his radio family."
(10/9/2012 3:52:37 PM) |
Then Jesus said "come to me all of you who are weary & carry heavy burdens, & I will give you rest" R.I.P. Wayne K. Brown ( will done my friend )
(10/9/2012 1:36:03 PM) |
I relocated twice to work for Wayne K. He was a friend, mentor and always there when I called. He embodied family and that's why everywhere he lead, the people working with him became a family. We always had a great laugh and always caught up on our families. He has been present for every pivotal moment in my life for 16 years. I will miss him dearly. Rest now Wayne K.
(10/8/2012 10:05:25 PM) |
I met Wayne while we both served as Associate Publishers of Who's Who Publishing Co. We both joined the company at the same time and had very similar backgrounds having spent time in televison and radio. He was a remarkedly calm and thoughtful individual who always seem to view both sides of an issue. He will be missed.
|- Darrell McMillan|
(10/8/2012 1:09:00 PM) |
Really sad to hear of the passing of Wayne Brown today - I met Wayne as a 19 year old student at Syracuse University as he was on campus (as an alumni) running a Media session for multicultural students - As an eager student of Radio & Media, I popped my head into the room just wanting to learn from him and he welcomed my with open arms and spent time after - Really impacted my career and got to know Wayne through our Business. Rest in Peace my friend and thanks for all
|- Brian Benedik|
(10/8/2012 11:25:56 AM) |
Wayne Brown had a gregarious, warm personality that made him genuinely interested in every person he met. I used to joke that if he got stuck in an airport overnight, by daybreak he would know every passenger in the terminal by name.
He was a successful human before he was a successful businessman. Rest in peace, Wayne.
|- Greg T, Miami|
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