Morning radio wasn't as bright today in Danville.
Radio personality Blake Dalton died unexpectedly last night and today his fans showed their support.
It was a voice people in Danville made part of their morning drive to work. Tuesday morning, listeners heard condolences instead.
"(I'm) a good friend of Blake and I really thought the world of him," a listener said as the radio allowed listeners to pay tributes on air.
Blake Dalton, the mastermind behind his namesake show Blake Dalton's Most Music Mornings on Country Legends 103.7 and 104.5 The Dan died Monday night.
Family say it was related to a seizure. He was 24.
"Working with him was something that I looked forward to everyday. I kinda feel like a police officer that lost his partner," said co-worker Justin Lloyd.
This news hit fans hard too. People brought flowers to his office, and sat candles outside.
Dalton came to work here in April and a couple months later helped start Country Legends 103.7.
That classic country radio format meant much more to Blake than what his coworkers first imagined.
"If he wanted Gene Watson liners he would go on there and find out who Gene Watson's producer was, who his manager was and he would email," Lloyd said.
His radio career started in high school, six years ago, at to WAKG, a country station in Danville, where he developed contacts with country stars like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
Dalton's boss, the owner of the two Danville radio stations, had this to say:
"I do believe in angels. And I do believe Blake is an angel that came into our lives for a reason," said owner Tom Birch.
With a voice early risers in Danville will miss.