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Jeff Varner 'Survives' A Day With WRAL

Posted July 11, 2001 10:22 a.m. EDT

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


Greensboro native

and UNC-Chapel Hill graduate was up before dark, talking to listeners at Mix 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 the

North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center


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

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