Cheatham was 50. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Cheatham worked for Country KNCI 105.1 FM until 2018. At the time of his death, he was exploring a possible return to radio at a station in San Francisco and had a meeting with officials there earlier this month, according to two sources.
KNCI morning show personalities Pat Still and Tom Mailey paid tribute to Cheatham in a post on Facebook early Wednesday morning.
“Our hearts were further broken this morning to learn that our longtime colleague, Dan Cheatham, has passed away,” the post said. “We do not have details other than he was found at his home….RIP Dan. You brought a lot of joy into the world.”
A California native, Cheatham was born in Mountain View in 1969. A California native, he started his radio career after moving to Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 19. He returned to California in 1992, according to a biography that appeared on KNCI’s website in 2001.