Triple M ditches Ray Hadley Morning Show from regional NSW stations
Triple M in the NSW regional towns of Coffs Harbour, Griffith, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga will no longer broadcast Nine Radio’s Ray Hadley Morning Show from June 30.
The show was broadcast at the same time it went out on Nine’s 2GB from 9am to 12pm weekdays.
A Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) spokesperson told Radio Today that “further announcements on replacements will be made in due course”.
This had led some to speculate the three-hour slot will be filled by Steve Price, whose Australia Today streamed radio program is broadcast on SCA’s LiSTNR platform between 7am and 10am on weekdays.
Hadley told The Daily Telegraph he thought the decision to ditch him was “brave”.
“I fully respect what they broadcast on their networks. It is a brave decision given over the past number of years we have had between 30 and 40% of the available audience,” he said.
“In some cases more than 40% on the network stations. I wish them all the best.”
Price himself is a former employee of 2GB, however as Nine Radio began assuming full ownership and control of the network, he was replaced by Deb Knight in the Afternoons slot.