Triple M has issued a statement following yesterday’s sudden dumping of Ray Hadley’s Morning broadcast on Triple M Orange.
SCA’s Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications, Creina Chapman, has told radioinfo:
‘We apologise for any interruption to the Ray Hadley program. A continuing segment of the program relates to a case currently before the court which we are not permitted to discuss on-air.’
As reported by radioinfo yesterday, Hadley read out a statement about a police investigation concerning an employee at West Orange Motors, a dealership which happens to be one of Triple M’s biggest advertisers in the Orange market. Soon after the statement aired, the station cut to an ad break and then music, causing Hadley to accuse the station of censorship, and comparing the actions of management to Kim Jong Un’s North Korea.
Hadley raged ‘if you have a problem with the advertisers, sort it out’, before urging listeners to go down the dial and tune into nearby, “2BS Bathurst instead – Ronny Camplin’s station.”