Hadley got his first taste of radio in 1976, spinning rock and roll records at WBPR, Barrington (Illinois) High School’s 15 watt FM radio station. That was before classic rock was classic, just new and cool. He continued volunteering as a DJ at KOCU, Creighton University’s campus radio station eventually became Program Director for a year. His radio experience was interrupted by studies in Medicine, Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He resumed his radio path in 2001 when he began hosting La Guitarra on KCBX with then co-host Reed Gilchrist who died in 2004. In addition to being a practicing clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Hadley has the honor of serving the men and women in the armed forces, having been commissioned in the US Army Reserves, Medical Corp in 2004.