Broadcast Blues: The Jennifer Strange Story
In January 2007, Sacramento radio station KDND ran a water drinking contest which went awry and ended in the death of Jennifer Strange, the young mother of three children.
Here is the story about her death from my documentary film "Broadcast Blues." It includes actual audio from the radio show.
In 2009, a jury found Sacramento radio station KDND liable for killing Jennifer Strange. I live blogged the two month trial (and won an award from Sacramento Press for my coverage.) Find full coverage at SueWilsonReports.com (scroll down the left side for full coverage, and scroll down the right side to see the Media Alliance interview about the case.)
Radio station licenses may be challenged by the public only once every eight years; the last date to challenge licenses in California is November 1, 2013. In spring of 2013, the Media Action Center will legally petition to deny KDND's license to broadcast. We believe any station which acts so recklessly as to kill someone should no longer be licensed. We will ask the community of Sacramento to sign onto the petition, and we will publicize this action nationally to maximize pressure on the FCC to revoke this license.