Whoa: What made Henry Santoro quit in the middle of a newscast?

UPDATE: Kennedy now wonders if it was all a stunt.

Magdalena Kennedy was shocked to turn on WFNX this morning just in time to hear longtime news guy Henry Santoro announce he was quitting right that second:

... I suspected it was a prank, but called the station anyway, where an overwhelmed intern told me that the studio was empty because everyone had run after Henry to try to talk him down. After about 10 minutes of commercials and station IDs, most of the DJs returned to air, minus Henry and one person who was talking to him. They assured us that he was still in the building, and continued the broadcast as best as they could. ...

Chris Monks wonders if it has to do with Santoro announcing the wrong date for some local appearance by Jeopardy champion/cult leader Ken Jennings.


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    he's tired of being surrounded by morons and narcicists?

    I mostly stopped listening to FNX when they stopped making fun of teenagers and started rimming them. That's around the time they started talking over the music because, you know, the DJ's idiotic blather about nothing is MUCH more important than any music that could be playing up to the time the lyrics start! Heck, press the pause button and finish your rant even (yes, I've heard these self-fluffing wankers do that when my kids put FNX on!).

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    Shocked he's still there

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    I haven't listened to FNX regularly in over 10 years, but when I did Henry seemed like my dad trying to be hip. And that was a decade ago. He's still on the air?

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    Corroborated by Jennings himself

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    Ken Jennings said on his message board that Santoro didn't really quit but that the radio station did get quite a few calls from Jennings' fans.

    I think everyone just got punk'd by Santoro.

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    ken jennings mania

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    ken jennings said the radio station got quite a few calls from jennings' fans? how many are there?

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    Since he's a Mormon, the

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    Since he's a Mormon, the number can be a bit staggering. And that's just counting the Romneys.

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    Oh sweet gawd.... give him

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    Oh sweet gawd.... give him some anti-depressants and prop him back up just like the guvnah's wife

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