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Australian radio broadcaster
Born: April 13, 1941 (age 79 years), Oakey, Australia
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Books: Mitosis and Apoptosis: Matters of Life and Death
TV shows: Jones + Co, Alan Jones Live
Education: University of Oxford, The University of Queensland
Parents: Charlie Thomas, Elizabeth ‘Beth’
Awards: Centenary Medal, Australian Sports Medal
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Alan Belford Jones AO is an Australian radio broadcaster.
He is a former coach of the Australia national rugby union team and rugby league coach and administrator.
He has worked as a school teacher, a speech writer in the office of the Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford.
He has received civil and industry awards.
Jones hosts a popular Sydney breakfast radio program, on radio station 2GB. Jones advocates conservative views, and the popularity of his radio program has made him a highly paid and influential media personality in Australia.
Despite his success, he remains a controversial figure.
His on-air conduct has received adverse findings from Australia’s media regulators, and he has frequently been sued for defamation.
In May 2020, Jones announced his retirement from his role at 2GB.
Jones has never been married and has no children.
He resides in Sydney.
In July 1994, Media Watch highlighted Jones’ on-air promotion of Optus.
Between 1999 and 2000, the Cash for comment investigation was conducted.
Jones had been accused of contracting to have personal commercial support in exchange for favourable “unscripted” comments, principally for Telstra and Qantas, during his radio show.
The independent Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV show, Media Watch, was heavily involved in exposing these practices.
The Australian Broadcasting Authority finally decided that disclosure had to be made, hence the “Commercial Agreement Register” at the Jones portion of his station’s website.
(Jones was investigated along with John Laws from 2UE).
In April 2004, another news broke after it was revealed the Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority, David Flint, who had headed the cash for comment inquiries, had sent a stream of admiring letters to Jones.
This called into question the impartiality of Flint, and the then Federal Minister for Communications, Daryl Williams, was embroiled in media speculation as to the future of Flint.
With an inquiry imminent, Flint resigned.
In an appearance on the ABC’s Enough Rope, John Laws accused Jones of placing pressure on Prime Minister John Howard to keep Flint as head of the ABA, made comments that many viewers took to imply a relationship between Jones and Flint.