Hitman DJ - by Ken Freedman and Liz Berg
During the late '80s, WFMU had a DJ who worked as an underling for an extremely depressed man in a local scuba diving shop. The boss couldn’t bear to commit suicide, but had been searching for someone to take care of the task for him. He offered the DJ $10,000 and a new Mercedes in exchange for ending his misery. The DJ, who had once chased another WFMU staffer through the Upsala College parking lot with a knife in his hand, accepted the offer. After the compensation had been dealt with, the two drove out to a wooded area in Western New Jersey, where the DJ shot and killed his boss, turning himself in to the authorities shortly thereafter. He served about 5 years in jail.
Artwork by Takeshi Tadatsu