One of the two Australian DJs, at the center of a royal prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital, is back on the air today (Monday). Michael Christian is reportedly solo-hosting a show on a popular Australian music-only station. During the two-hour morning program, Christian does not make or take calls from listeners.
"MC" as he's known on the air, hit the airwaves today on Fox FM, The Guardian reports. The station is owned by the same company that owns 2DAY FM -- the station Christian and his co-host, Mel Greig, were working on when they made the Kate Middleton prank call posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. The pair called into the hospital while Kate was receiving treatment for an early pregnancy condition, and inquired about her health condition. Within hours the prank call got international attention and three days later one of the nurses, who fell victim to the prank, took her own life.
Christian has been off the air since nurse Jacintha Saldanha's suicide in early December. In a statement released today by the radio station's parent company, executives say they're glad to have MC back at work. "We are happy to have Michael back on air. We have always supported our talent returning to work when appropriate and today marks that occasion for MC."
Mel Greig has not yet returned to the radio, but station bosses indicate she will be back on the air when she is ready.