Radio host gives birth on-air during rush hour

Published On: February 22, 2018 12:22 PM NPT By: Agencies

ST. LOUIS, Feb 22: A morning radio show host gave birth live on the air on Tuesday. 

The 106.5 the Arch morning host Cassiday Proctor brought listeners with her through her pregnancy and then her labor at the hospital, all during morning drive-time. 

Arch program director Scott Roddy tells the Riverfront Times that she started experiencing labor pains Monday. There were some complications with the labor that had Proctor give birth by Caesarean section.

The radio station coordinated with nurses to help broadcast the birth. A healthy baby boy was born Tuesday at 7:45 am, smack in the middle of rush hour.

Listeners have been a large part of the pregnancy. They voted to name the child Jameson in January.

Spencer’s Neighborhood can be heard on 106.5 FM weekdays from 5 am to 9 am. There are several fill-in hosts for Cassiday while she is on maternity leave.

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