Wayne K. Brown,Â was considered one of the most influential African-Americans in radio and broadcasting. Sadly we have learned he has lost his battle with liver cancer this past weekend.
Brown had more than three decades of experience across broadcasting and marketing and was a true industry pioneer. He was a VP/GM of Radio One’s Atlanta market for eight years and recently the GM of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM.
â€œWayne was a wonderful human being,â€ said Ms. Catherine L. Hughes, Chairperson & Founder of Radio One, Inc., â€œhe made you feel like you were the most important person in the world when you were with him.â€
â€œWe will truly miss his laughter, his smiles, and his joyful knowledge of the business,â€ said his longtime friend Tony Washington, VP of Corporate Sales, Radio One.
At 55, Brown leaves behind his wife Nyesa and two sons.Â He was aÂ native of Washington, D.C., member ofÂ Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. andÂ 100 Black Men of America. Prayers go out to his family and friends.
Source: Â NewsOne