On his 2GB morning show on Friday, Ray Hadley told listeners he was struggling with having his private life played out in public. But, on Saturday, he appeared intent on prolonging that pain.
The broadcaster spent large chunks of his show publicly crucifying journalists who had covered the breakdown of his marriage.
The Hadley-generated follow-up to Friday's media storm also featured a bizarre, on-air telephone exchange with his boss and the station's owner, John Singleton.
The Friday reports included allegations of Hadley meddling in the employment of assistant Blues coach Matt Parish, Suzanne Hadley's new boyfriend after she broke up with Hadley.
''Hey girls, bloke available, how good's that?'' said Singleton, in describing the media coverage.
And on life's setbacks, Singo had the following tongue-in-cheek advice for Hadley: ''They always say glass half full, glass half empty … call me old-fashioned, but I'd rather see a glass thrown at some bastard's face.''
He later added, ''Remember Ray, mate, you got a long way to go … you got three [marriages] to go to get me … so get used to it buddy''. He then remarked that Hadley had ''got out of it scot-free the way I read it''.
Not for the first time in his controversial career, Hadley went from news-breaker to newsmaker on Friday, reassuring listeners that all he was trying to do was ''get some dignity from a very undignified situation'' after his Suzanne moved on.
Hadley used his position as a broadcaster to enlighten listeners about his ''biggest personal challenge'' after Origin coach Laurie Daley accused him of lobbying, and leaning on, NRL hierarchy to have Parish sacked.
He used that same position on Saturday, this time not hiding his opinion about journalists who had covered the issue.
''Now you keep meddling in people's lives, maybe one day I'll start to meddle in your private life,'' he said.
Singleton's unusual on-air cameo also came as a public show of support for Hadley after a report in Saturday's The Sydney Morning Herald claimed the shock jock had been ''read the riot act'' by his boss for allowing his personal life to cross boundaries.
On air, Hadley denied he had been chastised in recent days but added: ''We've had disagreements about what I have said … but he's never told me not to say what I say.''
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