MC’s Next Top Jock award gets criticised
The announcement from SCA that Michael Christian was one of the announcers who won the internal 'Next Top Jock' award (see here) has been met with the predictable rumblings in the mainstream media.
The award has been reported in numerous newspapers today, and Channel Seven's Sunrise crossed to reporter Nick McCallum outside Fox FM.
McCallum outlined the details of MC's prize, commenting on the award by saying; "I'm sure Jacintha's family would be delighted to hear (about) that".
See the video of the Sunrise report here.
3AW's Neil Mitchell has also weighed in saying:
"This is ridiculous. Southern Cross Austereo, the radio company, has learnt nothing.
They own the station that pulled the prank that led to the British nurse committing suicide, and now the network has rewarded one of the disc jockeys who pulled the stunt.
Michael Christian ran the prank and he has won a competition in the station to go to Los Angeles on a junket.
Why? He is judged one of the next top jocks in the network.
They learnt nothing.
You do something so stupid, a woman dies and Southern Cross Austereo rewards you.
The radio industry is capable of bizarre and insensitive management at times – I have seen it myself often enough – but this takes the cake. This is absurd."