2GB shock jock show breached Code of Practice

Compilation by Barry Tucker                    2 October, 2013

Ray Hadley’s Morning Show (Harbour Radio’s 2GB) breached the Code of Practice by failing to ensure the accuracy of a report about a hospitality program for school children visiting Parliament House.

The finding was issued today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the body that investigates complaints about broadcasting companies.

The ACMA determined that later broadcasts were not corrections because they did not clearly acknowledge that the original statement was incorrect.

The ACMA is in discussions with 2GB about remedial measures.

Read the ACMA news release on the complaint and finding.

Stories on the original broadcast and the ACMA finding published in The Sydney Morning Herald and in online media site mUmBRELLA contain further details and background.

Results of a Google search on 2GB shock jock Ray Hadley.

Update, 23 October, 2013.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found Harbour Radio, licensee of Sydney radio station 2GB, breached its accuracy obligations under the commercial radio code.

The finding relates to inaccurate claims broadcaster Alan Jones made about salaries paid to climate change department staff.

Jones claimed some 1500 staff were paid “a minimum of $135,000 a year”.
ACMA said the salaries of the CC department’s 803 staff ranged from $42,593 to $333,034.