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Blakeview: Remembering legendary broadcaster Wayne Mack

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2024
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He was born Vernis McGlinn in Pekin, Illinois, 100 years ago this week. New Orleanians know him better as Wayne Mack, the legendary broadcaster who spent nearly 35 years on local radio and television. Born May 22, 1924, Mack was 22 and just back from service in World War II when he pursued a broadcasting career, entering the Columbia School of Broadcasting in Chicago. He graduated in 1947 and wound up working for 14 stations in six states over a 46-year span. He came to New Orleans for a job...

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