WMRQ, Alice In Chains Help Dying Boy's Wish Come True
March 12, 2015 at 10:36 AM (PT)
RED WOLF BROADCASTING Alternative WMRQ (RADIO 104.1)/HARTFORD and ALICE IN CHAINS helped make the wish of a boy dying from cancer come true.
MERIDIEN, CT, 19-year-old STEFAN ANKLE, a high school valedictorian, passed away last SUNDAY (3/8), but not before he had a chance to be a radio personality for a day last DECEMBER at RADIO 104.1, where a show was named for him and he got the chance to interview his favorite band ALICE IN CHAINS.
"The look on his face and the tears started to come out his eyes, he had no idea that he was going to be able to interview the band that he idolized," RADIO 104.1 morning host DAVE FISCH told local TV channel WFSB.
The band continued to be in contact with the boy afterwards and now they're helping defray the family's expenses by donating $2 from every pre-sale ticket for their upcoming tour.
"It was an exciting day for us -- professionally and personally -- to have him in here because it just shows how he was just a strong, strong guy," said PD BRIAN RAM.
FISCH will be speaking at the funeral this weekend, and his listeners have raised almost $5,000 to help the ANKLE family.