Longtime country music, media personality Chuck Dauphin dies

Longtime country music, media personality Chuck Dauphin dies

The WDKN 1260 AM and 101.5 FM family is saddened by the death of longtime county music and media personality Chuck Dauphin. 

Dauphin, 45, passed away Wednesday evening from health complications related to diabetes and MRSA. 

Known for his radio work, including serval years at Downtown Dickson based WDKN, he had in the last eight years begun writing prolifically about country much for Billboard as well as stories about musicians, sports and businesses.

He was recognized for all of his efforts in 2014 when he received a 2014 CMA Media Achievement Award.

Dauphin covered Dickson County High School sports as well as local middle school sports.

He continued to seek story ideas and assignments, even when was in a health facility bed. 

Chuck Dauphin started working at WDKN as a radio broadcaster in 1991 during his junior year at Dickson County High School. He worked at WDKN for 18 years and was known by many in Dickson by his on-air personality “Crazy Chucky.”

His radio career also included his most recent job at WNKX in Centerville and Nashville’s WSM-AM.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson. 

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