Prank call radio station to donate funds to nurse's family
Laura Smith-Spark and Marilia Brocchetto CNN
9:49 AM, Dec 11, 2012
The Australian radio station which made a prank call to a UK hospital that apparently resulted in the death of a nurse said Tuesday that it would donate at least 500,000 Australian dollars (US$524,000) to a fund for the nurse's family.
Jacintha Saldanha apparently committed suicide after being duped by the prank call from two DJs seeking information on Prince William's wife, Catherine.
The Sydney-based 2DayFM radio station has come under heavy fire over the hoax call.
The media group which owns 2DayFM said it would resume advertising on the station -- halted in the wake of the tragedy -- beginning Thursday, with all profits until the end of the year going to a fund that would directly benefit Saldanha's family and a minimum contribution of 500,000 Australian dollars.