Watchdogs to Challenge Sac Radio Station's License

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two media watchdog groups will challenge the broadcast license renewal of a Sacramento radio affiliate held financially responsible for the death of a woman participating in a water-drinking contest.

In 2009 a jury awarded $16.5 million to the family of 28-year-old Jennifer Strange, who died of acute water intoxication after the challenge to see which contestant could drink the most water without using the restroom. A Nintendo Wii video game was the prize for winning KDND-FM's "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest.

The Sacramento Bee reports the Sacramento Media Group and the Media Action Center announced Wednesday that they intend to file legal challenges with the Federal Communications Commission to contest KDND's pending license renewal.

KDND's parent corporation, Entercom Communications, says the station will "respond to any petition filed with the FCC at the appropriate time."

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