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Jeff Varner "Survives" A Day With WRAL

Posted April 20, 2001 9:06 a.m. EDT

— Would ex-SurvivorJeff Varner survive a day at WRAL? We planned a day of challenges and activities just for him.

The Greensboro native and UNC-Chapel Hill graduate was up before dark, talking to listeners atMix 101.5 WRAL-FM.

Later, we challenged Jeff to teach WRAL's Mark Roberts how to "cheer" along side N.C. State's championship squad.

Mark was a good sport, but has decided to stick to his day job.

A famished Jeff was quickly whisked off to have lunch with winners of a MIX 101.5 radio contest. Then it was off to Chapel Hill for a special visit with patients at theNorth Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.

Back in Raleigh to wrap up his day, the former Kucha tribe member went online tochat about his Survivor experiencewith WRAL.com visitors.

It was a fun, busy day -- and Jeff survived!

Reporters:Mark Roberts, Tom Lawrence Photographers:Keith Baker, Jay Jennings, Doug Jordan OnLine Producer:Michelle Singer