UPDATE: Radio Personality Dies From Cancer

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It was a tribute on the air throughout the day Thursday for 107.9-FM WNCT radio personality Jerry Wayne, who passed away Wednesday.

On air personalities, listeners and people who worked with Wayne during his fourteen years at the station all shared stories of Jerry's life.

The 38 year-old Wayne was diagnosed with cancer in July.

Radio personality "Uncle Doug" said, "Jerry was a colorful guy, a brother and mentor, a leader and I think the biggest memory is CMN."

Jerry was instrumental in the station's radiothon over the past twelve years, raising a combined 2.4 million-dollars for Children's Hospital in Greenville.

Kinney Hart, Executive Director of the Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation, says, "He wanted to make sure that the people of eastern Carolina knew about this hospital and knew how to make a difference in the lives of so many children and their families."

Jerry's morning show co-host, Donna Kelly said, "We miss him, we love him, rest in peace Jerry Wayne."

Services will be held Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1100 The First Church Road, Goldsboro.


Longtime local radio personality Jerry Wayne from 107.9-FM WNCT, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Jerry was part of the "Breakfast Club" morning show at the Greenville radio station. The 38 year-old worked at the station for the past 14 years.

Jerry was also very instrumental in the station's radiothon, which raised money for the Children's Miracle Network.

Jerry was a part of the radiothon for the 12 years that it has been going on. In that time, the annual event has raised a combined 2.4 million dollars for Children's Hospital University Health Systems in Greenville.