NC Host Gets Listener Help After Passing Out On The Air
May 30, 2007 at 5:51 AM (PT)
HRN Beach Music-Oldies WOHS-A (THE BOSS)/SHELBY, NC & WGNC-A/GASTONIA, NC "SWAP SHOP" host TIM BIGGERSTAFF needed a little help from his listeners MONDAY when he fell ill on the air. ABC affiliate WSOC-TV/CHARLOTTE reports that BIGGERSTAFF, whose health problems over the years have been well-known to the audience (he had had pancreas and kidney replacement surgery, including receiving a kidney donated by a listener), told listeners he was feeling a seizure coming on, then passed out, leaving dead air. A listener who rushed to the station and found the door locked called 911, which drew emergency help and saved BIGGERSTAFF's life.
BIGGERSTAFF told WSOC-TV that the last thing he remembered was saying, "Hey guys, I’m sick. I need a little help over here." He spent a day in the hospital but is returning to the air today (5/30).