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New Zealand radio hosts pull off epic April Fools’ prank

Talk about panic.


Melanie Price

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 1, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 4:23 am CDT

New Zealand’s ZM radio morning hosts Fletch, Vaughan, and Megan pranked their afternoon coworkers this April Fools’. But not with a quick one-liner—their elaborate joke went on for an hour.

The pranksters caught it all on YouTube for our enjoyment. It was a cruelly simple gimmick: have their evening colleagues think they have to do the morning show at the last minute, at which point they’d talk to themselves for more than an hour in the DJ booth. Watching them blow their cover is the best.

Screengrab via ZM/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 1, 2015, 7:48 pm CDT