BBC Radio Derby presenter Tony Lyman has died after a short illness.
The 65-year-old joined the station in 2010, presenting the Early Show for the East Midlands and a Sunday music show.
His career, which spanned more than 40 years, began in hospital radio and included stints at Leicester Sound, Smooth and as a continuity announcer on Central TV.
BBC Radio Derby's executive editor Aftab Gulzar said he was a "brilliant broadcaster" and "wonderful man".
Mr Lyman was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and died in hospital on Friday.
'Radio was his life'
His daughter Eleanne Mould said he "was a right character", who was "very calm and would have done anything for anybody".
He had enjoyed listening to one of his favourite songs, Radar Love by Golden Earring, in hospital last week, she said.
"He used to sit at his computer listening to music he would like to play at the weekend. He was music mad and collected records over the years. Radio was his life.
"I miss him a lot."
The witty and wonderful Tony Lyman has died. We've lost a fantastic colleague and the radio family has lost a legend. It seems fitting that an East Midlands icon is leading the tributes of another this afternoon @BBCDerby pic.twitter.com/S7j22dqMV5— 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗸𝘀 (@chrisbirks) May 23, 2021
So sorry to learn of the death of Tony Lyman – a popular East Midlands broadcaster from Trent, Leic Sound, GEM AM, Classic Gold, Saga and @BBCDerby. A calm, witty professional – and a really nice bloke. Thoughts with family, friends and colleagues.https://t.co/33YXy2OZor— 📻 David Lloyd (@DavidLloydRADIO) May 23, 2021
In 1978, Mr Lyman joined The Voice of Peace, an offshore radio station that served the Middle East. This followed his stint at Radio Nene Valley, Northampton's hospital radio station.
He was well known in the East Midlands, with shows on Radio Trent, Leicester Sound, Century 106, Saga, Smooth and, finally, at BBC Radio Derby.
A consummate professional and lovely bloke to boot. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest easy Tony.— Mrs Derbyshire (@Aleena_Naylor) May 23, 2021
RT @BBCDerby: We're very sad to announce the death of our much-loved presenter, Tony Lyman.
🔉Listen: https://t.co/Fu1HNYTZu8 pic.twitter.com/kFvuMA9Vr2
Mr Gulzar said: "Tony loved playing and talking about music and he managed to do that during an incredible career that's spanned more than 40 years.
"His real love was his Sunday show, with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
"The ultimate professional and one of the kindest people you could wish to meet.
"The listeners and the team at Radio Derby are really going to miss him."
Listen again on BBC Sounds: Tribute show to Tony Lyman.