Country Dan Dixon Dead At 67


Dixon was known as “The Truckers Friend” on XM Channel 10 “America” from the sat-caster’s first days on the air. In 2007, when Sirius and XM merged, Dan was one of many cut and the channel eliminated. Prior to his years on satellite radio, Dixon worked at WSDS Ypsilanti, MI, WNRS Ann Arbor, MI, WKCQ Saginaw, CKLW-FM Windsor, Ont., WDEE and WCXI Detroit, plus WTOD-AM and WKKO (K-100) Toledo.

According to friend Art Vuolo, Dixon died Sunday afternoon, January 31, 2016 two weeks after his birthday. “His brother Mike, from Chelsea, MI, was at his side. In recent years he moved through multiple medical and rehabilitation centers in Nashville, Lebanon, and Mount Juliet, Tennessee, where he was at the time of his passing. Diabetes ravaged his body for the last ten years of his life, and a left leg amputation restricted his mobility. Many country broadcasters felt he should have been inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame.”

Vuolo produced a video tribute to Dixon which can be seen here.


  1. 57 years old Motorcycle Mechanic Leo from Port Hawkesbury, enjoys to spend time beachcombing, Goldenbola and hockey.

    Discovers the beauty in touring destinations
    around the world, of late only coming back from Kasbah of Algiers.

  2. I’ll miss country Dan I called him alot . He one of the best DJs they better put in him the country dj hall for all hard work being their truck drivers

  3. I was so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I talked to him several times over the years. I had listened to Dan at CKLW WKKO and on XM rest in peace Country Dan


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