Radio DJs suspended after April Fools Day water prank
A Florida radio station's April Fools' prank landed two morning hosts in hot water on Monday.
The day is notorious for pulling pranks.
April Fools' Day at radio station "Gator Country" has always been fun, until now.
A hoax by "Val and Scott In The Morning" sent people into a panic, concerned over Lee County's water quality.
General Manager Tony Renda heard the prank as he pulled into the Bonita Springs station around 8:30 Monday morning.
Renda said, "For years they've put on great radio and, every year, April Fools' Day is something fun. This year was a little bit different."
Val and Scott were joking that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of Lee County residents' taps.
That's another name for water - but many who didn't know that thought it may be unsafe to drink.
That led to several calls at Lee County utilities.
The utilities department then issued this press release, letting the public know they are not having any issues with the water supply and the water is safe to drink.
Gator Country spent the day getting that message out, and apologizing through their other hosts.
As for Val and Scott - they've been suspended indefinitely.