The Top 10 Scariest Radio Moments of 2004
October 10, 2004 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) (Little Rock) – With Halloween soon upon us, TheCashCage.com has released a list of this year's 10 scariest moments in Radio.
"It's been a better than average year for shootings, child molesters, drunk drivers, deaths and general stupidity by current and former Radio employees, " says Corey Deitz, author of "The Cash Cage', a book about what the Radio business is really like.
Here now, the Top 10 Radio Moments of 2004:
10. Cleveland Radio sportscaster, Chuck Galeti from WTAM 1100/AM, sent to jail after a DUI conviction.
9. Billy Wayne Miles made a bomb threat after Dallas radio station, KMCM, 96.9 FM, did not play his request.
8. Former Denver Radio traffic reporter, Sam Hammer, sent to jail for 8 years after trying to have a found having an Internet relationship with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be undercover cop. Child porn was also found on his home computer.
7. A former Middlesboro, Kentucky Radio newsman, Jim Gilbert, pleaded guilty to shooting and stabbing 19-year-old Dustin Daniels.
6. Kerry Dwayne Stevens, a former Christian Radio employee, pled guilty to producing child porn. He admitted photographing the genital areas of his daughter, a minor, and one of her friends while they both slept.
5. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Doug Lane, the station owner of WWDL, was arrested on child molestation charges.
4. In Belfast: Noel Dermot McKenna was trying to tune his car radio to the news when he hit a car carrying two school teachers and killed them.
3. Police in Henderson, Texas say Teresa Wolfe's husband, William, tried to kill her by knocking a radio into the bathtub she was in.
2. Bramble Humphreys from Sioux City, Iowa, was so upset with KSCJ's content, she opened fire on the station's building and two cars in the parking lot.
1. Rodney Michael Cates was killed by his truck radio. Cates' truck went off the road and hit a driveway culvert. His truck went airborne and on the way down, the radio popped out of the dashboard and hit him in the head causing a fatal blow.
(Corey Deitz is available for interviews.)