Michael Christian and Mel Greig talk to Tracy Grimshaw. Photo: Channel Nine
The fallout from the 2Day FM radio prank continues, with Southern Cross Austereo cancelling the Hot 30 show and issuing a company-wide suspension of prank calls.
The decision follows the suspension of all advertising on 2Day FM, which was announced over the weekend.
Radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian had already been suspended indefinitely from 2Day FM following the death of a nurse they spoke to during a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was a patient.
"SCA and the hosts of the radio program have also decided that they will not return to the airwaves until further notice," the company said in a statement.Advertisement
Greig and Christian were due to appear on two TV current affairs programs tonight.
Southern Cross Austereo said it did not believe the prank "breached any relevant law, regulation or code", but was "conducting a comprehensive review of company policies and processes".
"The Company has conducted a review of the process undertaken in the airing of the segment which has found that company protocols were adhered to," Southern Cross Austereo said in a statement.
"Several attempts were made by the production team to discuss the segment with the hospital, but with no success. The segment was referred to an internal review process which included internal legal review and authorisation was granted to broadcast."
Monday, December 10, 2012
2Day FM cancels show, suspends prank calls