He was 82 when he passed away at his home Friday afternoon, after complications from surgery, according to WATE-TV.
Dodson was the morning show host at WCRK. Listeners say his unique voice, and personality to match, kept them entertained for more than half a century.
Dodson stayed on air until about a week ago, says his coworker Tim Crews.
"It was just a pretty much routine day. He signed off and he always just basically thanked the Lord for another day," Crews said.
"Ed was the type of person that everyone loved. He was just a great, great soul. This community is going to miss him," Crews said.
WCRK stopped its regular programing for a while this morning to pay tribute to Dodson.