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Life Notes: Retired Wagon Wheel WSCH/Aurora, IN morning host Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger has entered hospice care. After retiring nearly two years ago (CAT 3/9/21), he intended to winter in Florida; however, after experiencing confusion last summer, Boulanger was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has since had brain surgery to remove a portion of the tumor and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation before entering hospice shortly before Christmas. Read local coverage via Cincinnati Public Radio News-Talk WVXU/Cincinnati here.

Radio vet Chuck Hall, whose career stops included Country KIOK/Tri-Cities, WA and KORD/Richland, WA, has been battling long-term health issues that have prevented him from working. He was recently diagnosed with a rare plasma cell disease, which has now left him unable to walk. Current KIOK PD/morning host Adam Lamberd has created a GoFundMe account to assist with Hall’s financial needs. Read local coverage via Tri-City Herald here; donate here.

ASCAP VP/Membership Nashville Mike Sistad is mourning the passing of his father, Marlyn Arnold Sistad, who died Jan. 22 at the age of 88. Visitation will be held Jan. 27 from 12-2pm CT at Johnson Funeral Service (420 North Labree Avenue, Thief River Falls, MN 56701). Funeral services will take place Jan. 28 at 11am CT at United Lutheran Church (31369 380th Street NE, Gatzke, MN 56724) with a graveside burial service immediately following at Landstad Cemetery. Complete obituary here; send condolences to Sistad here.

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