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Wayne Brown Passes Away

Sat., Oct. 6, 2012 5:39 PM EST
by Yvette Caslin

Wayne K. Brown, a beloved and influential member of Atlanta’s media community, has passed away. He lost his battle with cancer.

With more than three decades of experience in broadcasting and marketing, Brown was recently tapped by Streetz 94.5 FM, Atlanta’s new Hip-Hop Station, to serve as their general manager. Brown also served as senior partner and associate publisher of Who’s Who publishing company. Prior, he worked as a regional VP and GM for the Charlotte and Atlanta markets of Radio One Inc. and for 13 years at CBS Headquarters in New York City for CBS network TV and radio.

A recipient of a number of awards, Brown has a scholarship in his name at his alma mater,  Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, for minority students.

The Washington, D.C,. native was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men of America.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Neysa, and two sons –Dylan and Drew.

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  • laker999

    Never heard of him, but may he RIP. Great accomplishments during his lifetime, too.

  • LesliePurifoy

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Radio One Atlanta family. Wayne Brown will definitely be missed!

  • MelissaSummers

    I am so-so sorry about this and I have and will continue to lift his family up in prayer. When I worked for Wayne he was such a kind and easy-going man. I absolutely LOVED working under his management he knew his stuff and he was never too busy to take time to listen, counsel and give guidance. May God be with you and the family Nyesa. Christ’s soon return is VERY soon and by God’s grace, you will be reunited with your honey soon.

  • arthur Goff

    Wayne was Wayne a good all around guy1 Loved him dearly,called to check on me when I made the move here to DC. Even those we were great Fratenity Brothers he always tried to keep us all together! Love You Man!