Australian radio show at heart of royal prank taken off air permanently
Australian 2Day FM radio DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig express remorse for a prank phone call that went wrong.
January 28th, 2013
02:04 AM ET

Australian radio show at heart of royal prank taken off air permanently

An Australian radio show whose prank targeting Prince William's pregnant wife went horribly wrong has been taken off the air for good.

"The Hot30 Countdown" was suspended temporarily after the December prank, when the network expressed deep regret for the nurse who apparently committed suicide after routing through a call from the show's DJs to the royal ward.

Over the weekend, the show was permanently taken off the air.

The show's Facebook page directed listeners to the show's replacement called "The Bump."

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  1. Mr Dalloway

    Very good.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      Very good indeed, @ Mr Dalloway.
      Australia gives the world parakeets and opals. They are free to keep that kind of humour for themselves.

      January 28, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Punk'd is the only show on MTV in the last 15 years that is worth watching, it's all about practical jokes and pranks. Teen Mom = trash, Jersey Shore = trash, etc...... It was a practical joke, the nurse couldn't even handle a prank phone call, someone heated up a doorknob with a torch and burnt half the skin off my hands. The nurse full of self pity committed suicide, how pathetic.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |