Mel Greig

Australian regulator opens probe into royal prank station

Australia's media watchdog launched on Thursday an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call, from broadcaster 2Day FM, to the London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine. AFPPhoto: AFP

Australia’s media watchdog on Thursday launched an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call to the London hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine.

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 11:32am

Royal prank station under pressure over who gave call clearance

Rhys Holleran, CEO of Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of Sydney's 2Day FM radio station, attends a press conference in Melbourne on Saturday. Photo: AFP

An Australian radio network came under media pressure on Tuesday to fully explain who cleared the broadcast of a royal prank call, as the family of a dead nurse embroiled in the hoax appeared in public.

11 Dec 2012 - 12:48pm 1 comment

Who said it?

Nelson Chow

There is no one-stop answer to poverty. The matter has become deep-rooted and complicated

HKU academic Nelson Chow on the city's poverty line

 

Whoever threw that coin, what a shot! Can't believe it was a copper 2p … could have at least been a £1 coin!

11 Dec 2012 - 1:49am

Tearful Australian radio host sorry for nurse’s family in UK

Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (left) and Mel Greig are interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw on Monday. Photo: AFP

One of the Australian radio presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating Prince William’s wife Kate on Monday sobbed as she recalled hearing the news that a nurse had been found dead.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:41pm

Royal hoax presenters off show until further notice: station

Royal hoax presenters off show until further notice: station

Two Australian radio presenters who duped a nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine will not return “until further notice”, their station said Saturday after the woman was found dead.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:45am