Hold your pee for a wii

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A nurse shocked at the idea, called on air to the Morning Rave Show at station KDND in California to warn that contestants were endangering their lives from water contamination. Jennifer Lea Strange, 28, entered and she and other contestants vomited. She dropped out of the contest, went home and died about six hours later. Now the Sacramento radio station could lose its licence.

Peeing contest 'Hold your wee for a Wii' killed woman; now radio station may lose its licence

Hold Your Pee for a Wii – Dr Neil Bradbury

Jennifer Strange pictured , a mom to three kids, died of apparent water intoxication during "Hold Your Wee for a Wii," a contest held by KDND-FM of Sacramento in January , not two months after the Wii debuted and demand for the console was white-hot. The jury found the station negligent in the death, especially for ignoring several warnings that the point of the stunt - drinking a ton of water and refusing to pee - could have fatal consequences. Ten station employees were fired after the death; Entercom Sacramento, the company that owns KDND, sounds like it will not be appealing the verdict. A spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that, "We respect the jury's decision and hope that it will assist the Strange family in coping with its loss.

Hold Your Pee for a Wii

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. In February , the station was switched back to an automated Drake-Chenault oldies format service branded by the station as Nostalgia Radio.
A work colleague said Ms Strange had reported her head was hurting hours after the contest and was going home. Ms Strange, 28, was found dead on Friday at her house in Rancho Cordova. Health warning Local assistant coroner Ed Smith said initial tests showed death was "consistent with water intoxication". Contestants were first given eight ounce millilitre bottles to drink every 15 minutes.