on air now

‘Don’t use my name to threaten people’: Listener’s refund plan backfires big time

A listener who tried to use Ray Hadley’s name to threaten a business has learnt a very harsh lesson.

The person suffered a heart attack while at a small hotel in Dubbo, in the New South Wales Central West.

He was taken to hospital and is now on the mend.

But there was an issue when his wife returned to the hotel, demanding a refund for the rest of their stay.

After being told no, the listener sent an email using Ray Hadley’s name to threaten the hotel.

“I am seeking a refund of $360 for the two unused nights accommodation and would prefer to provide a “good story” to local newspapers Daily Liberal & Central Western Daily than the alternative.

I would also advise Ray Hadley of Radio 2GB in Sydney (whom I am aware broadcasts into the Central West area) of my story.

How [the hotel] is portrayed is dependent on how you wish to resolve this matter.”

The listener then contacted Ray asking for help and did not get the response he was hoping for.

“I feel sorry for him having a heart attack and all the rest of it,” says Ray.

“Had he written to me and said, ‘Look I’m trying to get some money back because I couldn’t stay’, we might have helped, we might not have.

“But he’s got no hope of me helping when he makes threats to the proprietor.”

Click PLAY below to hear Ray’s full response