A radio host gave birth live on air so she could share the intimate moment with her listeners, who have been part of her pregnancy journey.
The host, Cassiday Proctor, from Spencer’s Neighbourhood on 106.5 in St Louis went into labour two weeks early, while working on the show.
But despite the baby being breech and requiring a Caesarean section, Cassiday was adamant that her listeners wouldn’t miss a minute of her son’s birth.
After gaining permission from the hospital, she asked a hospital employee to hold up a phone so her listeners could hear her and her husband welcome their baby son into the world, during the morning radio show.
“There he is!” Proctor’s husband, Jerry, couldbe heard exclaiming on air, as newborn Jameson was born.
Speaking on the experience, Cassiday told KSDK that she was on “cloud nine.”
When asked whether she was nervous about broadcasting her son’s birth on air, she answered “the only part I was nervous about was bringing a child into the world."
As for baby Jameson’s name - it turns out that was chosen with the help of listeners as well.
According to Cassiday, of the 400 name suggestions her and her husband received, some were great, but others like “Fredbird” and “StanTheMan” were a definite no.
Baby Jameson was born weighing 7lb 6oz and will likely be a natural on the radio when he grows up - as his cries after he was born showed off an impressive audio range....