Ten employees of a Sacramento radio station have been fired after a participant in a water-drinking contest died last week, a station official told KCRA 3 on Tuesday. Management at 107.9 The End earlier said the Morning Rave show had been taken off the air indefinitely. 

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Is it fair that 10 radio station employees were fired after this water drinking contest fiasco?
Ten employees of a Sacramento radio station have been fired after a participant in a water-drinking contest died last week, a station official told KCRA 3 on Tuesday. Management at 107.9 The End earlier said the Morning Rave show had been taken off the air indefinitely.

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12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 1/20/07 - 1:21:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! Its very fair, I'm suprised some weren't arrested
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 1/20/07 - 1:38:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
"There was a girl on the floor," says Campos, who made it to the final five. "She must have been there for an hour with her teeth chattering. They were heckling her."

"Your body is 98 percent water," one of the hosts remarked to his on-air audience. "Why can't you take in as much water as you want?"

Because, as many of us in the Bay Area learned two years ago, an excess of water creates a physical shutdown. Pleasant Hill college student Matt Carrington died in 2005 of water intoxication in a hazing incident at a Cal State Chico fraternity.

In fact, Carrington's case came up on Friday. Someone in the studio mentioned "that poor kid in college," but another DJ responded that Carrington "was doing other things."

No, actually, he wasn't. As a listener who identified herself as "Eve" told the morning crew, people "can get sick and possibly die from water intoxication."

12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 1/20/07 - 1:39:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
"We're aware of that," one jock replied. And another jumped in to wisecrack that everyone in the contest had signed releases, "so we're not responsible."

...What the f*ck? They should be arrested.link

12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 1/20/07 - 1:58:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fire them, suit them and the station, and give the money to the 3 motherless children. Then arrest these guys, but be sure to send them each a Christmas card with the children and the Father in it every year, so they will never forgot what their stupidity caused
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/2/07 - 10:05:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
does anyone else think that she wasn't too smart to do the contest in the first place?
12 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/19/07 - 10:21:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I watched this on the news. They didn't let the woman go to the bathroom and they pretty much took it as a joke.
Besides, the effects of water poisoning is largely underestimated. They should have at least contacted a doctor or someone with expertise.
12 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/19/07 - 10:38:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/20/2007 1:21:47 PM shabufala wrote:
Yes! Its very fair, I'm suprised some weren't arrested

yep
12 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 5/1/07 - 2:22:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not, their, fault.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 5/31/07 - 8:19:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/1/2007 2:22:06 PM cardmodeler wrote:
Not, their, fault.

How is it not their fault? They would have known perfectly well the dangers such a competition would hold, and thus shouldn't have even held it in the first place.

I agree with shabufala. Some/all of them should have been arrested.

12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 6/30/07 - 10:21:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah but she WILLINGLY did it. hello
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 6/30/07 - 10:38:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was dumb of the woman to participate, but the station promoted a dangerous activity without doing anything to ensure the safety of the participants, which should be criminal negligence.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 6/30/07 - 10:43:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't even have to read the story to remember what happened in this case.

No. The dumbkass should have been responsible for herself. It's crap that every "fun" thing that is organized has to gone over with a fine tooth comb for legal reasons.

When will the US get sick of it and demand tort reform?

12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 12:18:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm really torn on this issue.
They were extremely stupid for having such a contest in the first place.
The contestants also should have known better than to participate.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 8/6/07 - 4:31:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/2/2007 10:05:31 PM sabastian wrote:
does anyone else think that she wasn't too smart to do the contest in the first place?

I do. Her own actions led to her death. If she hadn't gone to do the contest, then she wouldn't have died, it's not those stupid people's fault, she decided to join in on that contest.
But then again, if they hadn't held that contest, she wouldn't have joined it, no one would have.
So drat it. I don't care. People are stupid.

12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 8/6/07 - 4:32:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hahahaha, this is absolutely brilliant.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/17/07 - 12:55:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
How the f*ck do you die after drinking WATER??? Was it poisoned or something???
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/17/07 - 1:35:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes it's fair. before you do a contest you should know of all consequences and take complaints seriously.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/30/07 - 9:37:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
its not their fault. they're getting in trouble because they didn't know, but neither did she, so why isn't it her fault? She shouldn't have done the contest.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/30/07 - 9:43:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/17/2007 12:55:16 AM woot45 wrote:
How the f*ck do you die after drinking WATER??? Was it poisoned or something???

Take Grade 12 biology and find out. I'm too lazy to explain, but it has to do with the water you blood cells "take in." The effectually burst from too much water. It's a common thing in athletes who over-drink.

12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/30/07 - 9:59:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/20/2007 1:21:47 PM shabufala wrote:
Yes! Its very fair, I'm suprised some weren't arrested

I agrree.




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