The Sacramento news stations report water intoxication. Fellow contestant James Ybarra of Woodland said he met Strange at the event and had no idea of the potential danger of water poisoning. Ybarra said after he quit, the remaining contestents were given even larger bottles to drink to stay in the competition. Strange was still in the contest when he opted out.
Peeing contest 'Hold your wee for a Wii' killed woman; now radio station may lose its licence
“Hold Your Wee for a Wii” Costs Radio Station Dearly – NBC Bay Area
The radio station, he said, "had the information months in advance that this could cause harm. Jennifer Strange, a year-old mother of three, was among 18 people who entered the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" competition. They tried to drink as much water as they could without urinating in a bid to win a Nintendo Wii gaming console. Though the defense argued that Strange should have accepted some responsibility in knowing that drinking so much water was dangerous, Billy Strange's attorney Roger Dreyer told "GMA" that she acted as any normal person would have in those circumstances. Strange drank nearly two gallons of water in over three hours on Jan.
Jury Rules Against Radio Station After Water-Drinking Contest Kills Calif. Mom
At the time of the station's closing, KDND's studios were located in North Highlands though with a Sacramento address , while its transmitter was located just north of the Sacramento city limits near Elverta. In January , KDND's morning show controversially held an on-air contest in which contestants were challenged to drink as much water as they could without urinating , in order to win a Nintendo Wii video game console. A year-old participant in the contest died of water intoxication , resulting in Entercom being sued for wrongful death by the participant's family. The FCC also investigated the incident, and in , stated that it had placed the renewal of KDND's license under review, questioning whether the station had operated in the public interest.
Showers are always a good time for making lists. But really important lists. This morning as I was having my shower, the list I was formulating was singers who only go by one name. Without much thought I came up with Prince, then Sting. Of course, female singers are equally represented by Sade, Cher and Adelle.