Controversial radio presenter Ray Hadley has spoken for the first time about the workplace incident that saw him reported to 2GB management.
A digital content manager at the station alleged he was verbally abused by Mr Hadley and took a recording of the conversation to management in February this year.
2GB management decided to suspend the top-rating presenter over the incident, but the decision was reversed before it took effect.
It was reported that 2GB station owner John Singleton had intervened at Mr Hadley's request.
In tonight's Australian Story, Hadley maintains he never sought the assistance of Mr Singleton.
"If I made demands of John Singleton... he'd tell me to get f***** in the same way that if he made demands of me, I'd tell him to get f*****," Mr Hadley said.
"All I can tell you is that John Singleton was appalled by my behaviour and told me so."
Mr Singleton denies overruling management and says he reprimanded the top-rating morning host.
"I think you've gone too far mate, I really do. Why do you want to frighten people?" Mr Singleton reported saying to Mr Hadley.
"But I said look, as you apologise to the bloke, let's move on. And he already had. I just agreed with the executive chairman."
In relation to the incident itself, Mr Hadley acknowledged he was in the wrong.
"He was obviously hurt by what I said to him - I'd obviously distressed him," he said.
"My behaviour was unacceptable and I accept that."
The employee involved in the workplace incident declined to comment, citing legal advice, because "proceedings are pending".
In response to questions about Mr Hadley's notorious temper, Mr Singleton said the presenter is intimidating when he gets mad.
"When he gets angry, on or off-air, it's pretty scary. It scares politicians, let alone staff members," he said.
"And I know that deep down where it really counts [that Ray] really is a decent bloke, but he doesn't realise how scary he can be."
Mr Hadley admitted he might frighten people, but not without returning fire at his boss.
"Fancy Singo saying I don't realise how scary I can be," he said. "Have you ever seen him wound up?"
"[But] I would tend to agree with that. When I do get wound up I can be a bit scary."
In terms of his future behaviour, the radio presenter says he intends to act differently.
"It's hard to change when you get to my stage of life, but in some respects I'll have to change," he said.
"I guess because the workplace in 2013 is far different from the workplace in 1983."