Kentucky pastor JAMIE COOTS (in video above) died from a rattlesnake bite on Saturday. Which wouldn't be nearly as ironic if Jamie wasn't one of those pastors who believe they're protected from snake venom by the power of God.
Jamie handles snakes as part of his religious services. He even had his own show on the National Geographic Channel, called "Snake Salvation". Coots was bitten in his church Saturday, but refused medical treatment, as he ALWAYS has whenever he's been bitten. He just went home . . . where he DIED.
His son says, "when it's your time, it's your time."
ABOUT THE "GREAT AMERICAN"
Since 1983, the 2-time Marconi Award winner has adorned the airwaves of 700WLW with national and local newsmakers, cultural leaders, spin doctors and general miscreants. The, "Uncommon Voice of the Common Man," is the most listened to radio personality in the Tri-State. If you're talking about - you'll hear about it on 700WLW's Bill Cunningham Show.
Many (many) years ago - Bill led the City of Cincinnati in Boys basketball scoring First Team All City and picked by the Cincinnati Enquirer as one of the Top 100 High School players of all time. Bill also captained the Xavier University Baseball Team.
Bill is an attorney, business entrepreneur, and former Ohio Assistant Attorney General. He was selected in 1983, as Ohio's Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Cunningham is the overly proud recipient of the 2001 and 2009 Marconi Award as America's Big Market Radio Personality of the Year.
Bill is married to the Honorable Penelope H. Cunningham (Judge in the Ohio Court of Appeals).Bill's weekday show is produced by Matt Steinmann and Greg Shurts. His Sunday night show is produced by Chip Pratt.