Friday, July 13, 2007

Not A Dare Anymore

The co-host and "stunt guy" on a local radio morning show was sent to the hospital after one of his stunts unraveled.

Dominic Dieter, known simply by his last name on WKRI/92.3 "K-Rock"'s "Rover's Morning Glory", won't be doing his "Dare Dieter" stunts anymore. At least for a while.

WEWS/5 "NewsChannel 5" reports
that Dieter's stunt this morning - rolling down a hill while in a barrel - ended up hurting Mr. Dieter.

Host Shane "Rover" French told listeners and reporters that the lid came off the barrel while it was rolling down the 80-foot plus hill with his co-host inside. At that point, French said Dieter's head and shoulders came out of the open barrel, and Dieter "flopped around" (French's word).

Dieter was taken to a Cleveland hospital, where at last check, he was being checked in the emergency room. He'd complained of not being able to feel his feet after the barrel stopped rolling.

French told WEWS and other stations that the "Dare Dieter" segment is history.

Ummm...we're not sure we'd bet on that. And this is not Mr. Dieter's first turn at getting hurt doing his stunts...

14 comments:

74WIXYgrad said...

As a somewhat vocal critic of things like that, I think it's a shame for someone to risk his neck, for the sake of ratings. I would hate for anyone to be permanantly disabled for a radio stunt and wish Dieter the best.

I also hope no one loses their job over one unfortunate incident. I also hope it's not played up for ratings sake.

Anonymous said...

I went to high school with this guy... he did this kind of thing for free back then. :)

I really hope he's okay.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, because there's nothing better than a visual sight gag on the radio...

"Dare Deiter" should have been history before it even started.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we'll see Deiter as Sharon Reed's new co-anchor if they give her the 11pm news. Sharon showing her boobs and Deiter acting like a boob!

Ah, but seriously, I hope he's OK, maybe next time he'll think twice about rolling down a hill in a garbage can ON THE RADIO!

Mr. Common Sense said...

Morons get what they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another lame publicity stunt.

Anonymous said...

I second what Mr. Common Sense said.

Exactly what they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Wham with the right hand! He got what he deserved!!!!! THE END OF ROVER IS NEAR!!!! REJOICE, CLEVELAND!!!!!!!!!!! SHANE FRENCH & COMPANY AND CBS RADIO SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND BROUGHT UP ON ASSAULT CHARGES!!!!

Anonymous said...

You can't file assault charges if someone willingly does something stupid on their own. That includes working for CC or CBS Radio.

Anonymous said...

Do you have no talent and want to be on the radio? You can roll down a hill in a barell! What a fool.

Anonymous said...

when is Rocco the Rock Dog and Tobin going to replace Grover and bring back the Morning Alternative on K-Rock! Heck bring back Howeeeee Green too instead anything is better than Grover's Morning Glory

Anonymous said...

I don't get the station where I live, but no matter. Is this Dieter the dumbest radio employee since the WMMS dude who was persuaded to cut Howard Stern's cable?

Anonymous said...

CBS Radio, with some of the things going on at 92.3 you would almost think it was Raycom Radio!

david 5258 said...

oa--saw a car ad commercial while eating lunch today that had dieter playing the human torch to an oversized ex jock? car dealer on the north coast. sad to see dieter burning up while this guy was hamming up car deals. i pray that he recovers and is able to return to health--david 5258