BBC Radio Stoke host Paula White, who has filled the station's afternoon slot with "guests, chat and outlook on life" for the past six years, was unceremoniously pulled off the air during her final program over concerns she was drunk on the job.
When one listener texted White to say she sounded drunk, the 16-year veteran responded, "I'm not drunk. I've had a couple of drinks, but I'm not drunk."
Her BBC bosses apparently felt otherwise, because they decided to cut her last day short by two hours and 30 minutes.
It was unclear if White faced additional disciplinary action for her behavior.