Ray Hadley extends his contract with 2GB

Ray Hadley

Hadley’s extension will see him commentate at his 100th State of Origin calls during 2025 and 7th Olympic Games in Paris

Ray Hadley has agreed to terms with Nine to extend his broadcasting career until the end of 2026.

The talk radio host and sports broadcaster is believed to have landed a deal worth up to $9 million, making him Australia’s highest-paid talk-radio host, according to The Australian.

The extension will see Hadley will continue to host his radio show, The Ray Hadley Morning Show, for another three and a half years. 

Hadley will also commentate on his 7th Olympic Games, when Paris stages the world’s biggest sporting event next year, and he will also notch up 100 State of Origin calls during 2025 – an unmatched record by any television or radio broadcaster. 

Tom Malone, Nine Radio managing director, said: “We are delighted that Ray is committing to broadcast his Number 1 show for another 3 years, call Rugby League, and commentate at the Olympics. Ray is a broadcaster of unmatched work ethic and likely never to be repeated success.”

“I want to thank him for his great loyalty to 2GB. Every day at 9am our listeners, right across Australia, tune in for Ray’s take on the day’s news and sport, as he sets the national agenda and provides great laughter and entertainment along the way.”

Hadley said: “After sitting down with Tom Malone over an extended period, and then gaining the support of my wife Sophie, I decided to accept an offer to extend my current deal. Nine Radio is an exciting place to broadcast and I’m looking forward to the next three years as much as I’ve enjoyed the past 22 years at 2GB. I’m also excited to be back at the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 – my 7th Olympics – and again, I’ll be the lead commentator at the swimming and track and field.”

“My life balance is wonderful these days thanks to my wife, my children, my grandchildren and the management of Nine Radio.”

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