Radio Host Dies From Cancer


The Asheville Radio Group announced that WISE morning man Pat Ryan has died at the age of 57 after a 4-year battle with cancer. Ryan was the longtime host of the sports radio talk show The WISE GUYS. His wife Kathleen was by his side.

The station website said, “Pat’s passion was infectious, his presence, professionalism, enthusiasm, and positive attitude were an inspiration to the lives he touched. The joyful and courageous way that he lived his life is an example for all of us. His smile and bright soul will shine forever in our hearts.”


  1. Pat Ryan was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known. I worked with Pat at Asheville Radio group for close to 9 years. He and his beautiful wife Kathleen were like family to me. Pat always did it the right way and Once you met pat you felt like you were his friend. As a mutual friend of ours said, You’d of thought he was the Mayor of Asheville, as many people he new in town. A huge lose for Western North Carolina


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