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BBC NEWS | Americas | US woman dies after water contest. The contestants started on small bottles and worked up. A Californian woman who took part in a water- drinking contest to win a video game system has died of water intoxication, tests have shown. Jennifer Strange had taken part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" game run by KDND 1. Sacramento, which promised the winner a Nintendo Wii. A work colleague said Ms Strange had reported her head was hurting hours after the contest and was going home. Ms Strange, 2. 8, was found dead on Friday at her house in Rancho Cordova.
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Local assistant coroner Ed Smith said initial tests showed death was "consistent with water intoxication". Contestants were first given eight ounce (2. Contestant James Ybarra told Associated Press news agency: "They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk.". Mr Ybarra said he quit after five bottles but remaining contestants started on larger bottles. She was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for her kids," Mr Ybarra said. One of Ms Strange's work colleagues, Laura Rios, said: "She said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad. She was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her.".
The station said its staff were stunned at the death.
KDND - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. KDND is an FM radio station licensed to Sacramento, California at 1. MHz. It is owned by Entercom. KDND broadcasts a Pop Contemporary Hits format under the name 1.
The End. KDND's current format debuted on July 1. Its studios are located in North Highlands (with a Sacramento address) and its transmitter is near Rio Linda. The station is also one of three Top 4. Sacramento radio market, as it competes against another Top 4. CHR, KHHM (owned by Entravision), and Rhythmic Top 4.
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Sacramento area.HistoryKDND is the successor to KXOA- FM, which had been broadcasting since the late 1. In 1. 99. 6, Brown Broadcasting sold KXOA- FM to Entercom (which already owned KSEG and KRXQ). The station continued to program its previous вЂњArrowвЂќ format until the summer of 1. The owners flipped the station to a CHR/Pop format, and changed the call letters to KDND. The station was named вЂњThe EndвЂќ, apparently as a reference to the stationвЂ™s 1.
FM dial. Entercom had started using the name previously, however, on KNDD/SeattleвЂ”also at "the end" of the FM dial, at 1. MHz. Cleveland, Ohio also had a station called 1. The End during the early and mid- 1.
HD digital radioKDND has signed on with its HD digital radio station. KDND HD2 airs a simulcast of sports- formatted KCTC 1. AM."Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contestOn January 1. Jennifer Strange, 2. Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest in which KDND promised a Wii video game system for the winner. At the time, the Nintendo console was a very popular and sought- after item, but was nearly impossible to find in stores in North America. In the competition, contestants were asked to drink as much water as they could without urinating.
The contestant able to hold the most water would be named the winner. According to contest participants, 1.
KDND's studios. The contest was broadcast during the station's Morning Rave program and began around 6: 1. Contestants also said that as the contest progressed, they were given increasingly larger quantities of water to drink. Some later remarked on the physical discomfort they suffered during and following the event. The Sacramento Bee released audio clips from the morning show indicating that the disc jockeys were aware of the death of Matthew Carrington by water intoxication. At one point, a caller contacted the station and informed the DJs that the contest could be dangerous and potentially fatal. The DJs responded by saying, "We're aware of that," and joked that the contestants had signed releases and couldn't file a lawsuit. However, according to a contestant, the waivers addressed only publicity issues and made no mention of health or safety concerns. The DJs also joked about Strange's distended belly, joking that she looked three months pregnant.After the contest, Strange spoke to a co- worker by telephone, indicating she was on her way home and in extreme pain, suffering from what appeared to be an intense headache. The co- worker contacted Strange's mother, who went to her home an hour later to find her daughter dead.[1.
AftermathOn January 1. KDND's website was replaced with a message from John Geary, the station's vice- president and general manager, expressing sympathies to Strange's family and announcing that the Morning Rave program would be taken off the air indefinitely. On January 1. 6, 2. Geary dismissed ten station employees вЂ” including the three morning disc jockeys, Lukas Cox, Steve Maney and Patricia Sweet вЂ” from their positions in connection with the tragedy[1.
Morning Rave. In consequence, all references to the Morning Rave program and associated DJs were removed from the KDND website.The Associated Press reported that the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman said no officers were investigating the death, and that, "It was a contest and people are saying there was no coercion."[1. However, Deborah Hoffman of KXTV television reported that former prosecutor Bill Portanova commented that "the radio station has some serious liability exposure", due in part to widespread news coverage of the Matthew Carrington case two years earlier. On January 1. 7, 2. The Sacramento Bee reported that Sacramento Sheriff John Mc. Ginness, having heard audio recordings of the Morning Rave contest, ordered homicide detectives to investigate whether a crime had been committed.[1.
However, on April 2, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office declined to press criminal charges, citing a "lack of evidence of criminal misconduct."[1. On January 1. 8, 2. Strange's husband and three children against Entercom Sacramento LLC and Entercom Communications Corporation, the corporate operators of KDND. The Strange family was represented by prominent Sacramento attorney Roger A. Dreyer of the firm of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola & Callaham, LLP.[1.
The Stranges urged the FCC to shut down the station and punish Entercom. On January 2. 4, 2. FCC announced that it would investigate KDND to see if it violated the terms of its license.[1. On September 1. 4, 2. Sacramento County Superior Court's main courthouse in the city of Sacramento.
Over the next month, the jury heard testimony from over forty- one witnesses as 1. On October 2. 9, 2.
Jennifer Strange the sum of $1. Entercom Sacramento LLC was found to be 1. Strange's death while Entercom Communications was found to be 0% at fault. They also found that Strange was 0% at fault (that is, there was no contributory negligence) for her own death. On August 1. 6, 2. KDND deejays, Lukas Cox and Steve Maney, were suing Entercom over a wrongful termination of their contract.[1. Subsequently, both DJs settled with Entercom for an undisclosed amount.
As of 2. 01. 3, Cox is working as a radio DJ at B9. Wichita, Kansas,[1. Maney is working as a radio DJ at WNKS in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Sweet works under the name Jayde Donovan at Hot 1. Tampa Bay. In January 2. Sweet/Donovan relocated to NYC and is currently at 9.
WPLJ."Saying Goodbye"On September 2, 2. KDND would be "saying goodbye" on Tuesday, September 8, 2. No reason was given from station owner, Entercom. KCRA and KXTV speculated that evening the station could be making a format change; however, on September 4, 2.
KTXL FOX4. 0 News confirmed via a leak (and later after the station changed their website) that KDND would be airing a commercial- free format every Tuesday after September 9, 2. References^http: //www. Sacramento HD radio guide^Nintendo Wii Sells Out in North America at the Wayback Machine (archived March 2. Gantayat, Anoop (2. Wii Rules Japan in 2. IGN. Retrieved 2.
Excerpt of Jan. 1. KDND 'Morning Rave'"(Flash video). The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 2. 01. 0- 0. Mom's last hours recalled at the Wayback Machine (archived January 1.
Recording of "The Morning Rave" Reveals Contestant Complained of Headache at the Wayback Machine (archived September 2. Autopsy Finds Signs of Water Intoxication in Radio Contestant's Death at the Wayback Machine (archived September 2. Woman drinks so much water she dies at the Wayback Machine (archived February 1. US woman dies after water contest". BBC News. January 1. Retrieved April 3, 2. DJs fired after deadly water- drinking contest".
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