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Ray Hadley and Amanda Keller both inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame

Sunday 15 October, 2017
Photo credit: Life Portraits Photography
Ray Hadley and Amanda Keller were both inducted into the radio Hall of Fame tonight, recognising their outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry.  
Amanda Keller, co-host of WSFM’s breakfast show is the first female on-air presenter to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and last year was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her three-decade career in the entertainment industry. 
 
Amanda’s journalistic career began on Simon Townsend’s Wonder World in 1985. She then became a regular on-air reporter on Ray Martin’s Midday Show, then it was six years on Beyond 2000 that made her a household name. Amanda reported from all over the world and received a number of journalism awards including a United Nations Media Peace Award (1989) and the Michael Daley Award for Science Journalism (1989).

In 1995, Amanda started her radio career with a highly successful five-year breakfast show on Triple M with friend, comedian and television producer, Andrew Denton.   She was lured back to breakfast radio in 2005, where she continues to enjoy success with co-host Jonesy at WSFM both recently signing a contract through to 2020.  Walkley award winner, Andrew Denton who recently underwent major heart surgery, made a surprise appearance on the night to present Amanda with her Hall of Fame award. 

The Ray Hadley Morning Show has rated number one in Sydney since 2003, and is heard on 4BC in Brisbane and 30 network stations across Australia. In 2016 Ray celebrated 100 consecutive survey wins on his morning program. The former auctioneer and taxi driver, turned top-rating broadcaster, has had success across sport, news, talk and current affairs, which has not only earned him more ACRAs than any other presenter but also an incredibly loyal cross-generation audience. 
 
Ray started as a traffic reporter on 2UE for the late legendary Sydney broadcaster, Gary O’Callaghan.  By 1982 he was covering Rugby League and calling races.  He was with 2UE for 19 years before moving to 2GB to do breakfast radio in 2001.  Ray has covered 75 State of Origins, 27 Rugby League Grand Finals, 6 Olympic Games and three Rugby World Cups and has led the ever-popular Continuous Call Team on air for 31 years.  He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2003 for service to rugby league as a broadcaster and for his community fundraising for charitable organisations. 

Listen to our chats with the two Hall of Fame inductees below.






 
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