Local Radio DJ Discusses Prank that Ended in Suicide

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

BROADWAY, Va. -- The bizarre prank call in Britain ending in a suicide has been all over the news. Now, two Australian DJs, who pretended to be the royal family, are being criticized for going too far with their joke.

Jim Snavely, a radio personality, had his own thoughts on the situation and was not amused with the prank. Though it's uncertain if the DJs committed a crime, Snavely believes they will still face consequences.

"Freedom has boundaries, and that's sort of going over a boundary like walking into an auditorium and yelling, 'Fire!' I think they went too far," said Snavely.

With this, Snavely said it's his responsibility to be honest and truthful to his audience, even if others aren't. He has heard of radio stations using these types of pranks before, and thinks they won't learn from this tragedy. He believes that they will go too far, again.

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