The Audio is an eerie experience with many conversations between the on air announcers and the now deceased competitor, the excerpts include a female contestant querying the announcers “Can’t you get water poisoning and like, die?”
Joystiq is also running a story that quotes Roger Dryer, lawyer for the family of Strange that has subsequently sued the radio station. He has not ruled out including Nintendo (manufacturers of the Wii game console) in the law suit. Dryer stated that KDND had been “pushing an irresponsible, ill-advised contest”.
If Nintendo were involved directly in the competition they “might” also be named as a defendant in the suit.
KDND subsequently sacked 10 people for their involvement in the ill fated comp.
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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.