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Australian radio station behind DJs who pranked Kate Middleton's hospital to set up memorial fund for nurse's family

By Gina DiFalco,

The Australian radio station that once employed the two DJs who prank called Kate Middleton’s hospital, leading to the death of one of the nurses, will be donating money to her family.

A parent company of Sydney radio station 2Day, Southern Cross Austereo, has announced they will be donating all of their advertising revenue to start a memorial fund for Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who committed suicide after transferring the prank callers to the ward that the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was staying in.

According to Reuters, the minimum donation will be A$500,000, or $525,000.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian, the DJs behind the prank, have been suspended from their jobs and the station has cut their show altogether.

Southern Cross Chief Executive Officer Rhys Holleran said in a statement, "It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts continue to be with the family,"adding, "We hope that by contributing to a memorial fund we can help to provide the Saldanha family with the support they need at this very difficult time."

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