Deirdre Cherie “D. Cherie” Lofton

We at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival join the rest of our community in mourning the passing of Deirdre Cherie “D. Cherie” Lofton, the operations manager of WNAA, FM 90.1 at North Carolina A&T State University.  She generously gave of her time and talent to support the festival and help us grow over the years.  We will miss her creative input as well as her warm, effervescent and always positive spirit. Thank you D for all you’ve done!  Our prayers go out to her family and all those  whose lives she most wonderfully influenced.