"Firstly, I have sympathy for the nurse and her family because this is a terrible tragedy," he said. "But I also have a fair degree of sympathy for these kids.
"At an Austereo meeting, the number one thing is often, 'Which prank or 'gotcha' calls are we going to do today?'
"Personally, I hate prank calls and I didn't do them because I feel uncomfortable when everyone is laughing at one person – and that person doesn't know why.
"In this case, the first alarm bell should have been calling a pregnant woman who was sick in hospital, with a chance she could have lost her baby. That's when the grown-ups in the room should have said, 'Do we want to go ahead with this?'."
Anderson said the presenters would never have expected their silly accents and claim to be royals would be believed by the hospital.
"I assume this didn't go live to air, so at some point, an adult should have said, 'We're not going to play this'," he said.
"These are kids who are trying to make a name in an industry where Kyle Sandilands [another Australian radio DJ, for our overseas readers] gets all the attention. It's a culture where you're told, 'Make some noise, be talked about, get in the papers'. You're not instructed to be talked about in a positive way; they just want you to be talked about.
"Is the culture of radio to blame? Possibly. But people make thousands of these prank calls each year and they usually result in good material. These kids have done something that I find distasteful but it's something that many other presenters have done without any negative consequences.
"It all comes back to, 'Who's the adult in the room?' After the surprise of actually getting through to the hospital, it's the job of the adults to decide whether it goes to air."
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