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DJ DC catching ZZZs

Posted by Leslie Newell Peacock on Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 10:11 PM

DJ Eugene "DC" McGhee, the "DC" part of Alice 107's "Heather and DC" show who was reported missing today, emerged from his home in Cabot late this afternoon and told sheriff's deputies he'd been sleeping in the attic all day. Hmmm. Got to be more to this story; here's Fox16 on what is known so far.

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Publicity stunt? Have his ratings been in the tank?

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Posted by scrapper72 on 12/08/2012 at 6:52 AM

That happens to me all the time.

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Posted by bopbamboom on 12/08/2012 at 8:01 AM

Don't you have to be missing 24 hours? There was a 12 year old missing (no news about her, just scanner traffic) from school at the same time. But some vapid DJ is important?

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Posted by Mean Gene on 12/08/2012 at 8:18 AM

So he was "lost" in the attic à la 'Christmas Vacation'? I smell publicity stunt and he should be charged for all the expenses involved in calling out the authorities.

And how does a DJ afford a house like that?

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Posted by 70%er on 12/08/2012 at 9:03 AM

Why does he have to explain anything to the Police? Did he do something wrong? Why do we tolerate this invasion of privacy?

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Posted by IrradiatedFuelHandler on 12/08/2012 at 9:04 AM

IFH, I don't see anybody calling for an explanation. But I wonder how the taxpayers of Cabot & Lonoke County feel about financing a publicity stunt.

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Posted by 70%er on 12/08/2012 at 9:08 AM

I had similar concerns, Mean Gene. The combo of State Popo chopper and breathless coverage by sickeningly sympathetic local tv news personalities (none of whom asked why a dude missing work on a Friday warranted a massive search party, at least none that I saw) really rubbed me the wrong way--and 'hoax' immediately came to mind. All involved should be embarassed, if not formally required to explain themselves. (Of course, had foul play been involved, I would admit that I had overreacted to the overreaction. Alas... Neener neener. What's the plural of doofus?)

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Posted by Bulkington on 12/08/2012 at 9:14 AM


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Posted by the outlier on 12/08/2012 at 9:46 AM

As previously pointed out, isn't there a 24 hour time period before initiating action?

I would also submit this - the taxpayers are already on the hook for the services/personnel and capital equipment. There would have been no increase in expenditures as all of these resources were already available and spent for. The argument that the taxpayers are somehow liable is flawed and devoid of any real truth.

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Posted by IrradiatedFuelHandler on 12/08/2012 at 10:22 AM

Maybe, his coworkers were thinking about what happened to Ann Presley, and were afraid for his safety. If it was just a publicity stunt, fine his stupid ass. And, for good measure fine the hell out of the station.

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Posted by evil monkey sez on 12/08/2012 at 10:45 AM

People like to use that argument when they don't know what they're talking about.

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Posted by Elizabeth Clements on 12/08/2012 at 10:46 AM

Not exactly so, IFH. Things like fuel and personnel overtime were most certainly used. I'd venture to bet people were called in to help search as not to completely vacate every fire and police department. There had to be additional cost, I'm sure.

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Posted by beerforbreakfast on 12/08/2012 at 11:24 AM

I'm just glad this DJ didn't pull a hoax call on a certain pregnant British princess...

Perhaps his wife or girlfriend is paying too much attention to his large, bald self? In years past I've left mag 2 different times and she failed to notice. I know now the next time I leave her I need to spray paint I'M GONE YOU BITCH on the wall of our long central hallway in 4 foot tall letters. Of course since I quit drinking like a fish these incidents of marital strife seem to have gone away.

It's not really that I've become smarter, it's just because I figure at 57 with false teeth, wrapped up painful feet and bruises from needle pricks all over my belly plus a blinky penis and next to no money plus the 36 year old car I drive....where's the sexy? And I look like Homer Simpson's neighbor, Ned Flanders......

Gee....I'm suddenly so depressed I think I'll go lay down. Glad the dude isn't dead, seems like everyone I know is dying or dead these to bed for me!

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Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/08/2012 at 12:18 PM

i think Tommy Smith sold him some bad oxycotin

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Posted by NB Lives In Pangburn Trailer Home on 12/08/2012 at 12:39 PM

Publicity stunt?
Serious mental breakdown?
Drug/alcohol issue?
Guess I'd have to know him personally to know which one made the most since.

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Posted by lover238 on 12/08/2012 at 12:39 PM

He would never do a stunt like that. He could've been hanging. Christmas lights or something n sat down for a break and fell asleep. Those guys don't get much sleep. Give the dude a break we all blew it up cuz we cared!!! If you were missing you would hope everyone took the steps that happened with dc

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Posted by Lyn Rowton-Morris on 12/08/2012 at 12:40 PM

I really doubt this was a hoax or a publicity stunt - the radio station certainly didn't act like it and no responsible public safety leader would commit resources for "increased risk" operations - like low level helicopter searches and dive teams - for a publicity stunt.

It also doesn't surprise me that they didn't wait 24 hours before starting a search. Perhaps that's the usual policy but they aren't obligated to wait if they think there's a problem. In this case we have a popular, high profile celebrity who doesn't show up to work as expected without explanation. Police go to his home to check on him and find his vehicle and home intact with no signs of forced entry, but no signs of him. Adding to this is a recent break-in at his home. This doesn't really look like a 'I'm running away from everything" scenario & I think they made the responsible decision to mount up a search right away - in fact I am guessing that authorities were initially even more confused by the circumstances than we are right now. And I absolutely believe they could have missed seeing him during the search of the attic - lots of (intentional or unintentional) hiding places in attics.

What makes the most sense to me is the acute onset of a health problem that caused him to behave this way - or maybe an unusual reaction to a medication. Either way, now that we know he's safe I hope we can wish him the best & give him and his family the privacy needed to address any issues & get on with life. He will have very good publicist resources who will help him manage the celebrity aspects of this.

And it's a high profile enough of an event that it will be looked into in detail by the appropriate people. If there are any shenanigans related to this (which I doubt) they'll come to light quickly.

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Posted by Joseph Jensen on 12/08/2012 at 12:49 PM

Does no one see? This is an obvious case of alien abduction, but the government will keep it covered up.

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Posted by 24fps on 12/08/2012 at 1:05 PM

may the nielsens be with you

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Posted by yapperjohn on 12/08/2012 at 1:50 PM

Probably got 10% instead of the normal 7.

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Posted by TX-Travler on 12/08/2012 at 5:25 PM


Naturally soothing, or whatever!

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Posted by Norma Bates on 12/08/2012 at 5:28 PM

Safe Room? In the attic?…

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Posted by Hmmm on 12/08/2012 at 5:51 PM

His wife ditched him recently & he has been acting weird (walking home from work (SW-LR to Cabot ???)

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Posted by BlackWhiteGray on 12/08/2012 at 6:11 PM

"Does no one see? This is an obvious case of alien abduction, but the government will keep it covered up."

Very astute observation by 24fps--probably in jest. I've often wondered though if the government could actually keep something like this covered up or why they would even want to.

The stock answer is that knowledge of alien life would induce panic in the populace. I must be missing something (perhaps a thinking brain?) but I don't see that happening.

Of course if the aliens arrived tonight and started blasting away that would cause some disorder but what if the government just said "yes, they're out there"?

OK, I'd probably run around outside my house a couple of times shrieking and waving my hands over my head but then what? Well, I'd probably go back inside and turn on the TV and see what's up. For a few days, the media would be in a frenzy about it. "Who Are They and What Do They Want?" Assuming that "they" didn't contact us (and really why would they want to get involved in all this mess down here?) our lives would settle back down. We'd still go to work in the mornings. Monday Night Football would still be there. Pittsburgh would change their mascot to the Purple People Eaters of course but that would be an improvement. What is a Steeler anyway?

Uh, sorry, my alleged mind wandered there for a second.

What do you think? Anybody?

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Posted by Olphart on 12/08/2012 at 10:04 PM

There is no such thing as a 24-hour missing person rule in Arkansas. That's just on TV.

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