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Local DJs react to royal hoax aftermath

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DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian pretended to be the queen last week to obtain information on Kate who was hospitalized. DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian pretended to be the queen last week to obtain information on Kate who was hospitalized.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The fallout continues after the hoax targeting the Duchess of Cambridge took a tragic turn, when the nurse who connected the prank call took her own life.

The Australian radio network involved in the hoax canceled the show, saying the two DJs "will not return to the airwaves until further notice."

DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian were pretending to be the Queen of England and Prince Charles, when they obtained details of Kate Middleton's recovery from an acute morning sickness and aired the prank on the show.

"There's not a minute we don't think of the family and what they must be going through," said a tearful Mel Greig during her first televised interview.

"Just the thought that we may have played a part of that is gut-wrenching."

The tragic story consumed much of the airtime on morning radio shows, including the Woody and Jim Show on Nashville's 107.5 The River

Woody, Jim, and the newest member of the show, Riley Couture, had differing feelings toward the DJs removal from the airways.

"Yeah, I definitely think they should be fired," said Couture. "Okay, if you're are really sorry, take your punishment and maybe not be on the radio anymore."

"It's kind of a gray area to me," said Woody Wood.

Jim Chandler added, "I don't know where their careers go now, but I think they've been punished enough."

All three of The River's DJ's agreed that the Australian DJs were not responsible for the death of Jacintha Saldanha.

"I liken this to a surprise party where everybody's hiding with the lights off. They yell 'surprise' and that person has a heart condition and drops dead," said Chandler.

"It's just terrible all the way around. It really is, so we'll just see how it plays out," Wood said.

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