Longtime Crusade host Wayne Perkey dies

Longtime Crusade host Wayne Perkey dies

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another member of the Crusade family. For twenty years, Wayne Perkey was the face of the WHAS Crusade for Children. In 1980, he became only the second person to be chosen to emcee the telethon, an honor that he respected and cherished. Here’s Wayne’s story told to you in his own words… of his love and dedication to the WHAS Crusade for Children and the children with special needs that are helped every year.
Wayne continued to be involved by hosting on Sunday mornings of the telethon weekend. He most recently helped kick things off this past Crusade Sunday for the 68th WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in 2021. A clip of that appearance is featured at the end of this tribute.

The family has requested that donations and expressions of sympathy go to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 West Chestnut St.
Louisville KY 40202

WHAS11 remembers Wayne

Watch more from WHAS11, just click here.

More in the Courier-Journal

Learn more about Wayne’s career and life from the Courier-Journal, just click here.

More on Facebook

See photos and memories of Wayne on the Crusade’s Facebook page, just click here.

Terry Meiners interviews Wayne

Listen to a recent interview of Wayne with Terry Meiners as they celebrate the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of NewsRadio 840 WHAS, just click here.

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