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Magazine settles Wagners defamation action with implications for Alan Jones case

Thursday 23 November, 2017

The Spectator magazine has settled a case brought by Toowoomba’s Wagner family over allegedly defamatory reports that a quarry owned by the Wagner family caused a devastating flood in the region.
 
The Spectator magazine has agreed to pay a $572,674 to end the defamation action.
 
The settlement has implications for other defamation cases that are being brought by the family, including on against 2GB’s Alan Jones.
 

Hadley and Richard Palmer part friends

Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Macquarie Media's head of digital Richard Palmer is leaving 2GB on good terms with his colleagues, especially Ray Hadley.

Palmer will take up a position with Triton Digital as Director of APAC Market Development. He begins tomorrow.

Triple M stations pull Hadley feed again: listeners not happy

Wednesday 11 October, 2017
There has been another development in the continuing saga between 2GB's Ray Hadley and the SCA's regional Triple M network today.

SCA has pulled the feed whenever Ray mentions the regional legal case that began the issue, but, instead of just pulling it in NSW, which is the legal jurisdiction for the case, the feed has been blanked out all across the SCA regional Triple M network.

Ray Hadley's lap dance, thanks to Triple M

Wednesday 27 September, 2017
This morning on Triple M Grill Team Matty Johns surprised Ray Hadley on his birthday – with a performance of the Village People’s Macho Man and a lap dance.

With most breakfast radio shows on survey break this week it was the last thing Ray expected, the Grill Team have remained on air this week due to the NRL Grand Final, yet he seemed to enjoy it.

See the facebook video.

Ben Fordham to Fitzy and Wippa: 'Are you worth the dough?'

Friday 21 July, 2017
It was 2GB's Ben Fordham vs Nova's Sarah McGilvray on Fitzy & Wippa's Rap Of The Week this morning.

"Welcome Ben to the real home of talk back
Jones and Hadley got nothing on this crap
No Karl and Lisa to make you feel better
Just this guy Wippa, he's a bed wetter..."

"Fitzy and Wippa - thanks for having me on….
While I'm here let me drop a truth bomb
Don’t get me wrong lads .. I love the show.

The moment Ben Fordham thought his radio career was over

Monday 10 July, 2017

Host of 2GB’s drive show, Ben Fordham has spoken about the time he corrected Alan Jones live on air as a 15-year-old work experience kid.

Talk Radio: Still a Tale of Two Cities

Monday 03 July, 2017

Comment from Peter Saxon

Alan Jones to ‘slow down’ after multiple health scares

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Veteran 2GB Breakfast presenter Alan Jones has vowed to slow the pace of his hectic lifestyle after his latest health scare which doctors told him almost took his life.

The 76 years old broadcaster is currently recuperating at his secluded farm at Fitzroy Falls in the NSW Southern Highlands after contracting the deadly e coli virus.

'Truth' and 'Fair Comment' wins court battle for Hadley

Tuesday 09 May, 2017

Ray Hadley and his employer, 2GB (Harbour Radio) have beaten a defamation suit brought on by two former directors of the Parramatta Eels NRL Club.

After 20 months of pleadings over derogatory on-air remarks made by Hadley, ex-chairman Steve Sharp and ex-deputy chairman Tom Issa, have dropped the case and are liable to pay significant legal costs.

Judge Lucy McCallum, in the NSW Supreme Court, ­ordered Mr Sharp to pay Harbour Radio, $60,000 in costs with Mr Issa’s costs yet to be ­determined.

So much media, we don't need SBS or ABC: Maurice Newman tells 2GB

Monday 10 April, 2017
"There is so much [media] now available... today they can stream it on their devices or smart tv," former ABC Chairman Maurice Newman told 2GB's Chris Smith.

"My generation grew up with the ABC... but there has been such a plethora of radio, tv, online that the availability of quality media is ubiquitous, cheap and accessible... there is no need to spend so much on those two public broadcasters."

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