Pennsylvania’s Wink 104 announced the sudden death of one of their morning show DJs today.
35-year-old John Beaston was found dead in his Susquehanna home Monday morning after he failed to report to his job as a morning drive DJ at the station. Beaston, a news director at Wink 104, hosted the “Wink Wake Up Show” with Denny Logan and Sue Campbell. Ron Giovanniello, local market manager for Wink, said the sudden loss of Beaston was difficult for his co-workers:
“We are all shocked. It’s really tragic. I think the staff here has taken it pretty hard. Whenever you lose someone unexpectedly it always hits everyone pretty hard,” Giovanniello said.
Co-host Denny Logan, who has worked with Beaston since he joined the team in 2006, also commented to press:
“We talked all the time, every day and that’s what is so hard. We watched the same TV shows and had the same humor. I will really miss the inside jokes. There is nothing we couldn’t say to each other. We laughed a lot,” he said.
Cause of death was not immediately apparent, but an autopsy is scheduled. You can visit a memorial page set up by Wink for John Beaston here.
Update: The York Daily Record is reporting that Beaston died of a massive heart attack.