Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.

Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.
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If you turned on the radio in St. Louis yesterday, you might have thought you were listening to a morning show prank, but this was no prank. It was a baby being born, live on the air. For real.

Brando, aka Brandon Luttman, a DJ and executive producer on 106.5 the Arch, let listeners experience the birth of his son in real time, as it was happening.

"Honestly, I wasn’t sure how my wife Alex would react to the idea of putting the birth live on the radio, but to my surprise, she agreed," Brandon told Someecards. "I’m just happy she didn’t fire off an f-bomb."

Not only did Alex keep it clean, in just two pushes she gave birth to a nine-pound, nice-ounce (!) baby boy without a single scream. Can you say Super Woman?

Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.
Baby's First Selfie.
Brandon Luttman

Although Brandon and Alex are no strangers to childbirth (August is their fourth), sharing the exact moment you push a human life into existence might not be something you want to broadcast over the airways. Alex was shockingly chill about it. "I’m a nurse so I didn’t really think it was a big deal to let people listen in. Babies are born every day. Just not on the radio, I guess."

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The hospital staff was on board as well. "Once we were in the delivery room, I announced to the nurses and our doctor that we were going to be live on the air during the birth and asked them to keep it clean and not gross sounding. They were awesome," Brandon told us.

Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.
Hot off the presses.
Brandon Luttman

As promised, the audio is "not gross sounding," but there is a scary moment captured when August failed to start breathing right away. "You can hear the room get quiet for a second while they try to get him to breathe. When you’re dealing with real life, you never know what’s going to happen," Brandon said.

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Seconds later, you hear the newborn's very first tiny little cry. It's a touching moment that's likely to make you want to cry yourself. "This kid has star potential," Brandon said. "He knows the importance of making a grand entrance and to not keep your audience waiting too long."

Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.
Hopefully this DJ takes requests, because August is going to have a lot of them.
Brandon Luttman

Mom Alex, told us she was surprised by all of the attention. "I didn’t realize it was going to be such a big deal. The response has really been kinda crazy," she said.

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According to his Dad, the one-day-old, is taking his super stardom in stride. "August would be signing autographs if he could. Fans have had to settle for dirty diapers instead."

Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.
August with his first fan, cousin Ruby.
Brandon Luttman

You can listen to the broadcast of August's birth here. It's pretty amazing:

Radio DJ Brando records his baby being born live on the air, resists the urge to add goofy sound effects.
Happy Birthday August!
Brandon Luttman
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