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BROWN, Wayne K. WAYNE K. BROWN Wayne K. Brown died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on October 6, 2012. Wayne was an icon of the radio industry and a devoted husband who had been married to the love of his life, Neysa Dillon Brown, for 24 years and father of Dylan, 21 and Drew, 18. In the early 1980's Wayne started his broadcast career at CBS Television Network and in 1982 joined CBS Radio as an Account Executive for the network's flagship NY station, CBS NewsRadio 88. By 1990, Wayne had become the station's General Sales Manager. In 1991, he relocated to Charlotte, NC, to lead Broadcast Partners, Inc.'s mainstream Urban, Urban Adult Contemporary and Black Gospel AM radio stations. In Charlotte, Wayne developed a passion for selling the active Black consumer to targeted advertisers and key accounts. Wayne brought that passion with him to Atlanta nine years later, when he joined Radio One, as Vice President and Regional Manager of its Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham properties. In addition, he served as General Manager of Radio One's stations in Atlanta. At the time of his death, Wayne served as President and CEO of WKB Enterprises, Inc., and Station Manager\ Director of Sales for Streetz 94.5 FM, Atlanta's newest hip-hop station, and Senior Partner and Atlanta Associate Publisher of Who's Who Publishing. Wayne was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a member of the 100 Black Men of America and First Congregational Church in Atlanta. Among his many community service activities, he served on the boards of directors of the Atlanta March of Dimes, True Colors Theater Company and Atlanta Association of Diabetes Walk America. Wayne will be remembered for the mentorship he provided to hundreds of young people pursuing careers in entertainment and broadcasting. A Memorial Service & Celebration of Life for Wayne K. Brown will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:00pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Horizon Chapel, 407 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312. Funeral services will be held on Monday October 15, 2012 at Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Road Fort Washington, MD 20744; viewing at 10:00am and services at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "Dylan and Drew Educational Fund" at Bank of America. Local arrangements entrusted to Carl M. Williams Funeral Dirs., 492 Larkin St. SW. Atlanta. www.carlmwiliams.com. 404-522-8454.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2012
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