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(10/8/2012 11:25:56 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
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
(10/8/2012 11:03:44 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Wayne was a classy, hard-working gentleman, always lending a creative, positive touch to the work he did for his stations, his employers and for the Radio industry as a whole. A good man gone.
- Lindsay Wood Davis
(10/8/2012 10:18:30 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Wayne was a perfect gentleman-kind, sincere, giving and a great friend. The world won't be the same without him... My heart and love to his family.

Michelle Jackson
Charlotte NC

- Michelle Jackson
(10/8/2012 9:54:07 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I have known Wayne since we were at Syracuse together, 35 years ago. And then we both started our careers at CBS Networks in NYC. Wayne and the very few NYC group of young black media professionals were the goundbreakers in corporate media sales.

Wayne was and continued to be a champion of diversity for the industry; and through his leadership and Presidency of the first country's black media trade group in the country, BRAINY (Black Representatives Association in New York, which eventually morphed into the today's largest diversity media trade organization, NAMIC.), Wayne tirelessly helped to introduce and mentor many black college students into the media industry. Wayne's media legacy was established right then!

But beyond his very successful media career and achievements, Wayne was a great friend for 35 years. We were kids when we met in college, and grew up to be men, husbands and fathers.

The world has lost a very special human being, a wonderful husband and a fantastic and proud father, and a great friend to many - but Heaven has gained one loving, happy and notoriously funny spirit . . . God needed Wayne to help Him run things above, and I'm sure Wayne's already getting things organized up there.

God Bless you Wayne K., and much love to Niecy, the boys and your family.

We miss you so much. . .

- Jeff Taylor
(10/8/2012 8:49:21 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Wayne was an amazing visionary and tireless champion of the business. For the entire 16 years that we were colleagues, I knew Wayne to operate with a "what if?", "why not" mindset--a characteristic that it's hard to win without. I was proud to serve on his management teams in both Charlotte and Atlanta and he was central to my landing a leadership role in what is now Clear Channel Philadelpia. Miss him already and wish comfort and peace for his amazing wife and sons.
- Larry
(10/8/2012 5:26:36 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Shocking and very sad news. Wayne was one of the best in our industry. I had the pleasure of working with him in Charlotte & benefitting from his mentorship. Wayne, you will be missed.
- Craig Hahn
(10/7/2012 8:57:04 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Wayne was a true gentleman and professional. He will be remembered & missed by all.

Tom Watson

- Tom Watson

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