Ray Hadley made the announcement on 2GB this morning Friday February 9, that his good friend and Continuous Call Team colleague David ‘Thirsty’ Morrow will retire from his commentary role, effective immediately, as he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and wished to spend time with family and loved ones.
“David is not just a work colleague, but a dear friend to everyone at this station and this network. He’s a man of some substance. It goes without saying he’s Australia’s most versatile broadcaster.”
Luke Davis, 2GB Head of Content, said:
“For more than five decades, David Morrow’s voice has been the soundtrack of some of the greatest sporting moments Australia and the world has seen. His knowledge and passion for sport has burst through Australian radios each and every weekend – a familiar and iconic sound.
We have had the honour of having David as part of the Continuous Call Team and Nine Radio family for the past nine years and he’s proven to be immensely popular and much-loved by staff and listeners alike.
‘Thirsty’ has called countless epic individual performances and sporting battles in his time. He now faces his own battle, but does so with the backing of many mates in his corner.”
Morrow’s media career has spanned more than 50 years and just NRL. He started out with the ABC calling cricket, going on to cover eight Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games and 44 seasons of first grade NRL. He switched from the ABC to Nine Radio in 2015. He was awarded an OAM in 2005 for services to the community, sport and sports broadcasting, and last year was honoured as the 28th inductee into the SCG Media Hall of Honour.
Mark Levy becomes lead commentator for the Continuous Call Team’s 2024 season following Morrow’s retirement. He will be joined by Mathew Thompson and Chris Warren.