Brandon Hendley, New WNKS Overnight DJ, Dies In Fall
September 22, 2006 at 4:45 PM (PT)
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of CBS Top 40 WNKS (KISS 95.1)/CHARLOTTE's new overnighter BRANDON HENDLEY, 24, who died early this morning after falling to his death from a bridge. HENDLEY, who was known as BABY BOY on the air, had worked as a parttimer at the station for the past three years and had recently been named to the overnight shift. He had yet to move into his new slot.
"The kid was an up-and-coming star on the radio station," said WNKS VP/GM KEITH CORNWELL told the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. "We're all heartbroken. We were excited about his potential."
We're all heartbroken
HENDLEY made an appearance at a local nightclub THURSDAY night (9/21) from midnight-2a. Afterward, he returned the station van to the WNKS studios. About 5a the next morning (9/22), authorities got a call that a man had gotten out of a car on the Interstate 485 bridge over I-77 and plunged over the side. An unidentified woman was in the car with him. The police found HENDLEY's lifeless body minutes later on the median of Interstate 77.