Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Joe Pantoliano stars as obnoxious radio "shock jock" Stan Harbinger, a firm non-believer of paranormal phenomena. Outraged at being a target of Harbinger's ridicule, Eldon DeVries (Alan Zinyk), a man who is convinced that aliens have taken over his body, commits suicide in a rather horrible fashion. Thereafter, things go from bad to worse for the hapless Harbinger, culminating in some truly disturbing "close encounters" of his own. Alternately titled "Alien Radio," "Dead Air" was first telecast on January 22, 1999, as the opening volley in The Outer Limits' fifth season.