Fundraiser to be held on Saturday for former QC radio personality with terminal cancer | Local News

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Harrington’s Pub in Bettendorf will host a fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for former local radio personality Gary Stibolt, who also taught or mentored many Quad-City area disc jockeys, including Red Hot Brian Scott and Terry James of WRMJ.

Stibolt suffers from terminal cancer and is hospitalized at home. The fundraiser is to help his family pay bills not covered by insurance.

In the early 90s, Stibolt hosted the local live radio show at All Requests for WLLR.

Stibolt also taught radio at the American Institute of Commerce which at the time was a huge training program for Quad-City radio personalities.

“Gary had a real personal touch and cared about his students,” James said. “He would tell me about other classes and what I wanted to do later. He really cared a lot about his students. »

James said he got his first radio job at age 16 with the help of Stibolt.

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“Gary’s patience was golden,” James said. “There were times when we got a little too wrong, but his patience was golden.

“I learned a lot from him,” added James. “That program he taught covered everything from sales to production to news, I mean every aspect that we used at Quad City Radio Group.”

The news of Stibolt’s disease took everyone by surprise, James said, adding that “a lot of people have been really affected by him”.

In a Facebook post, Brian Scott, who aired Quad-City’s morning show “Red Hot and Tony Tone” from 2005 to 2010, and “Red Hot and Tucker” from 2010 to 2013, said Stibolt was the first person he had worked with. doing radio overnight and described Stibolt as “one of the nicest people ever.”

There will be music and karaoke, a 50-50 raffle with drawings at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

There will also be a silent auction with items that include, among others, golf outings to Glynn’s Creek and Palmer Hills; cinema pass; numerous gift cards to local restaurants; Hawkeye shirts; two barrel parties; gift baskets; kitchen items such as a slow cooker and air fryer; and packages for the Quad City Storm, Steamwheelers and River Bandits.

Harrington’s Pub is located at 2321 Cumberland Square Drive in Bettendorf.

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