Wayne Jackson Wilmington NC, Longtime WECT broadcaster died at age 96

Wayne Jackson is dead. What happened to him? Learn more about Wayne Jackson death and obituary


Wayne Jackson Death – Wayne Jackson has passed away suddenly. He was confirmed dead on Monday, May 29, 2023. He died at the age of 96 leaving behind his family friends and loved ones who will dearly miss him devastated and heartbroken. Wayne was a Longtime WECT broadcaster where he began working in 1954, months before Hurricane Hazel hit. At this time, WECT was known as WMFD.


“Jackson was host of a 90-minute talk show called Relax with Jax interviewing sports icons. Jackson also was a sports anchor and station manager at WECT before retiring in in June 1989.” a recent statement confirmed on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Who was Wayne Jackson?

Wayne Jackson was Longtime WECT broadcaster with WECT. He was regarded as a true pioneer of WECT. He was described as a great person. “He was a happy person. He was a helpful person, he liked to help other people. He was a joy to be with. He treated people with kindness and care, and he was just a wonderful, wonderful broadcaster. He had broadcasting in his blood.” according to recent statement

Wayne Jackson was one of the pioneers of broadcasting in southeastern North Carolina, and he broke a lot of ground in his illustrious career. He was also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He loved WECT. Sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. – John Evans Wect (via Facebook post on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Wayne Jackson Cause of death

At the time of this publication, the circumstances surrounding Wayne Jackson’s passing including his precise cause of death is yet to be revealed. The public will be updated as soon as this piece of information is made available. So far, no further details have been released.

“It’s a sad time for Seahawk Nation. Wayne was a good friend to UNCW and to the athletics department, in particular. He loved being around our coaches and student-athletes and supporting them in whatever way he could. And they loved him intrinsically,” UNCW Senior Associate Athletic Director, Joe Browning said mourning Wayne Jackson’s death.


Wayne Jackson obituary and funeral plans will be released at a later date

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