Royal hoax radio station: DJs followed guidelines

The Australian radio station responsible for the hoax call to King Edward VII's hospital responded to a letter from Labour MP Keith Vaz saying they had concluded their initial review into the incident and are happy all "processes" were followed in the lead up to the call.

Rhys Holleran, CEO of Southern Cross Austereo, the owners of 2Day FM said:

As a broadcaster, we are responsible for the content we broadcast. Our radio stations have specific guidelines and policies that set out the procedures that govern how such calls are to be conducted and reviewed for broadcast.

We have now concluded our initial review of all the events leading up the broadcast of the call and we are satisfied that our processes were followed.

However, in the circumstances our Board has decided to undertake a complete review of all our procedures and processes.

Our board has decided as a gesture of goodwill to make an ex gratia payment of at least ASD500,000 which is established to represent any profits to be earned by the radio station until the end of the year.