A radio host gave birth live on air so she could share the special moment with her listeners.
According to The Independent, Cassiday Proctor, the co-host of radio show “Spencer’s Neighbourhood” on 106.5 The Arch, in St Louis, Missouri went into labour two weeks early while working on the show.
Reports said the baby was breech and delivery required a Caesarean section, but Cassiday insisted on ensuring that her loyal listeners who have been oart of her pregnancy journey, must also be part of the delivery.
She reportedly got permission from the hospital and asked a hospital employee to hold up a phone so her listeners could hear her and her husband welcome their baby son into the world, during the morning radio show.
“There he is!” Proctor’s husband, Jerry, can be heard exclaiming on air, as the new baby arrived.
The baby boy was named Jameson, a name also chosen with the help of listeners. She and her husband had gotten 400 name suggestions from listeners.
Cassiday’s co-host Spencer Graves told The Independent that “Cassiday took everybody on this journey so ultimately the birth is the payoff.
“They heard the ups and the downs and this week was the culmination of this all,” Graves said.
Baby Jameson was born weighing 7lb 6oz (3.35kg).