Revolution owner Steve Penk has decided to pull his wind-up show after recent events surrounding the prank call by two Australian jocks.
He says the tragic consequences of the stunt could change the entire radio industry.
He told the TV channel: “I think there will be huge fallout. I think it will be, for want of a better phrase, the death of the wind-up phone call.
“Ofcom (media regulator) will wrap it in so much red tape that it will make it almost impossible to get these things on the air, which I think is a shame because they can be entertaining.”
Steve now hosts the breakfast show three days a week on The Revolution in Oldham, and re-plays his old wind-ups from his days at Key 103, with references to Key 103 edited out.
He concluded: “I think it is unfair that at the moment the blame is at their doorstep.”
As a mark of respect, I have decided to pull the wind up show tonight on 96.2fm The Revolution. Feels like the right thing to do.
— Steve Penk (@StevePenk) December 8, 2012