A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in. Shock jock Grant Mazzy broadcasts his show at in Pontypool, Ontario, from the basement of the town's only church. But what begins as another boring day of local news quickly turns ominously macabre. Bizarre reports start being phoned in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking horrendous acts of bloody violence. Trapped in the radio station Grant and his staff discover this is being caused by a deadly virus spread through the English language. A witty, literate and frightening tour de force.