Ray Hadley celebrates 20 years on 2GB mornings

Ray Hadley celebrates 20 years on 2GB mornings

Top rating and leading broadcaster, Ray Hadley celebrates 20 years in Mornings today.

During his time, Hadley has achieved 138 consecutive Survey wins – the longest-running winning streak of all-time – unbeaten in 17.5 years and has become the most awarded radio host in Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) history picking up 33 awards and being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Hadley enjoyed 19 successful years broadcasting at 2UE, before joining 2GB in late 2001, and on 4th March 2002, The Ray Hadley Morning Show first went to air. It now also airs on 4BC in Brisbane and across 30 network stations Australia-wide.

He was the founding member of The Continuous Call Team (CCT) which re-shaped sports radio shows and remains unbeaten since 1992. Ray still calls rugby league for 2GB and his tally includes 30 Grand Finals, 86 State of Origins and thousands of NRL games.

“It’s quite humbling to get to this stage of my career. However, I won’t dwell on it, given many of my listeners are facing their own challenges with this devastating flood emergency. I’ll find time to commemorate this special occasion more appropriately in the foreseeable future”, said Hadley.

In marking today’s milestone, Nine Radio Managing Director, Tom Malone says, “Ray is the most successfully versatile radio broadcaster in Australian history.

“No other person has been number one across multiple formats, whether it be sports commentating, sports lifestyle, country music, or in his current role as the host of 2GB’s The Ray Hadley Morning Show.

“He has succeeded at every turn, largely through determination and sheer hard work”.

Known for his passionate commentary and ability to drive debate across the country on both national and local issues, Hadley has become one of the most influential voices in media.

His leadership of the 2009 Home Insulation ‘Pink Batts’ Program led to the downfall of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd; his marathon stint on air during the Lindt Cafe Siege in December 2014 – where he worked directly with NSW Police while hostages called the program – kept Sydneysiders informed and supported during one of the city’s darkest hours; his tireless advocacy for victims of child sexual abuse has helped tear down taboos and give voice to the marginalised; and his vocal campaign against the NSW Government greyhound racing ban was critical to overturning the law and saving the industry.

Hadley has also experienced a number of personal highlights over the past 20 years, including his marriage to wife Sophie and the birth of his four grandchildren Ava, Noah, Lola and Ella Rae (named after him), who was born while Hadley was on air, resulting in an emotional moment shared with listeners nationwide. Hadley’s fifth grandchild is due in the coming months.


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4 Mar 2022 - 11:20 am

Bully boy Hadley

5 Mar 2022 - 12:18 pm

Why do people make nasty comments on someone’s success ?
Daisy, you are being the bully in this situation. Ray speaks about bullies like you all of the time. People have taken their own lives because of keyboard warriors like yourself. Your comment is unwarranted & in bad taste.

6 Mar 2022 - 8:08 am


8 Mar 2022 - 9:06 am

Get a life Dave – when you know what you are speaking about come back…

Ray is a bully boy and always will be – just ask those who had to leave the station because of his bully boy actions towards them.

I speak the truth not like the garbage you write.


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