Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'We just record it': DJs say they're not to blame for phone stunt:FM today australia



THE radio presenters at the centre of the royal prank call have claimed they were not ultimately responsible for a stunt that has caused outrage at a London hospital, provoked fury in Buckingham Palace and been linked to the death of a British nurse.
We just made the phone call and that was it. We don't get to make those decisions, we don't get to make those calls, that's done by other people. 
Mel Greig and Michael Christian, the presenters of 2DayFM's Hot 30 show, came out of hiding to issue tearful apologies on Monday night on two television programs. But they sought to distance themselves from responsibility for the prank call to the King Edward VII's Hospital on December 4 in which they pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles and were put through to a nurse who spoke about the medical condition of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.
This screen grab of the Channel Nine Network news discussion show "A Current Affair" taken on December 10, 2012 shows Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenter Mel Greig, who along with fellow presenter Michael Christian was being interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw.   The Australian radio hosts who made a prank call to a London hospital treating Prince William's wife Kate tearfully told of their heartbreak at hearing that a nurse had been found dead. ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT  AFP PHOTO  NINE NETWORK / A CURRENT AFFAIR NO MARKETING  NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS              AFP PHOTO/ Channel NINE / A Current Affair
Remorse ... a tearful Mel Greig, who along with fellow 2Day FM presenter Michael Christian was interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw on Channel Nine's A Current Affair. Photo: Channel 9
''You prank someone, you record it, then it goes to the other departments to work out what they want to do with it,'' Greig told Nine's A Current Affair. ''It's been done for years. It was routine for us. It wasn't anything different.''


Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/we-just-record-it-djs-say-theyre-not-to-blame-for-phone-stunt-20121211-2b6bf.html#ixzz2Ejwh2FyD

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