Radio Contest Turns Deadly
Jennifer Strange, 28 from Scaramento, California entered a radio contest in hopes to win the new Wii video game console for her three children, but her efforts ended in death.
Jennifer Strange, 28 from Scaramento, California entered a radio contest in hopes to win the new Wii video game console for her three children, but her efforts ended in death. After entering the contest “Hold your wee for a Wii” on radio station KDND-FM’s “Morning Rave,” Strange consumed around two gallons of water where she died five hours later from water intoxication.
Right now the radio industry is wondering if the contestant should be held at fault or the radio station. Unfortunately the radio station can’t be when the contestants sign waivers which Strange had done and was told she could quit at any time.
According to the show tape recordings a nurse and listeners called during the contest to warn that drinking water too much water could be fatal. In return one DJ stated, “Yeah, we’re aware of that.” While another DJ stated “Yeah, they signed releases, so we’re not responsible. . . . It’s OK.”
After listening to the tapes the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department began investigating the death as a homicide.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we all got a letter: No more stunts, ever, of any kind,” said KSAN-FM (107.7) program director Larry Sharp. “It’s terrifying. All stunts probably have some measure of danger. Anything can go wrong.”