FCC Sets License Hearing For Radio Station's Deadly Contest

By Bryan Koenig (October 28, 2016, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ordered an administrative hearing to consider whether hosting a January 2007 water drinking contest that resulted in a woman's death should cost a Sacramento-based radio station its broadcast license.

The FCC found "serious questions" about whether Entercom Communications Corp.'s KDND was acting within the "public interest" when it hosted a water drinking contest during which the listener who could go the longest without vomiting or using the restroom while consuming eight ounces of water every 10 minutes would win a Nintendo Wii game console.

"As discussed below, the record suggests that Entercom formulated, promoted, conducted...

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