Wes Deibert Dies; Father Of Talk Host Did Some Radio Himself
May 10, 2012 at 4:44 AM (PT)
Condolences to veteran radio talk host DAN DEIBERT on the passing of his father WES DEIBERT WEDNESDAY morning (5/9).
The elder DEIBERT, a former policeman, security guard, toll collector, and animal control officer who appeared on SPIKE O'DELL's radio show at KIIK and WOC-A/DAVENPORT, IA when O'DELL was working in the QUAD CITIES market before moving to TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO, battled ALS for several years, working throughout to raise funds for the MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION and writing about dealing with the disease. His son has hosted at CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WISN-A/MILWAUKEE, MID-WEST FAMILY Talk WTDY-A/MADISON, and WGN.
Visitation will take place TODAY 4-8p (CT) at WHEELAN-PRESSLY FUNERAL HOME in ROCK ISLAND, IL, with a service on FRIDAY at 10a at 15TH AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH in ROCK ISLAND.