Radio announcer who spent decades on the air dies

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Dothan (WTVY) A longtime radio announcer died Thursday after a bout with cancer. Laura Pate entertained for years on 99.7 WOOF-FM.

“While I will give thanks that you are no longer in pain, many hearts are aching today for the physical loss of one of the most giving, loving, caring, smiling, genuine people the world was ever blessed with” was written by Gabby Wright Bastida on Pate’s Facebook page.

While thousands listened to her daily afternoon program that aired from 3-7 those who knew Pate well understood her true passion was helping animals. She adopted and nurtured them at every chance.

Laura worked at WOOF-FM for the better part of 30 years. She left the air in May after diagnosed with liver cancer. She was 49.