Wayne Self was Evening Announcer, Program and Traffic Director at our parent station, WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus, died of a heart attack sometime last Sunday at the age of 57. Wayne was the one who made sure that MAT got on the air every Friday, even if I was out-of-town for months at a time. He was with us from the very beginning of the show, from when putting audio dramas on the air was just an idea and we weren’t even sure of how to go about putting a show like this together. He would stay late at the station, well past his shift to make sure everything turned out right, and he was a friend to everyone who walked in the station doors. He was a great listener, and spread joy and encouragement wherever he went. In short, Wayne lifted our hearts for so long, with his passing the weight feels terrible to bear.
In this show, I talk about what Wayne meant to MAT and to myself and the WCBE family, and we play two of his favorite audio dramas: “Two-Minute Danger Theater” and “Dreamcatcher”.