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Jones renews 2GB contract until June 2017

Thursday 04 December, 2014

Alan Jones has re-signed with 2GB in a contract that will last until June 2017.

Jones has hosted the Breakfast show since 2002. His program has been Sydney’s highest rating breakfast radio show for 13 years, recording 87 consecutive #1 rankings.

MRN Executive Chairman, Russell Tate, said that MRN's Board and shareholders were delighted at the news.

Phil Hughes passes away: Alan Jones predicted 'today is a critical day'

Thursday 27 November, 2014

Alan Jones revealed his friendship with Phil Hughes on his 2GB breakfast show this morning as he explained to listeners that the injury is a lot worse than previously thought.

“Today is a critical day. This is much more serious than anyone imagined. Medical technology is currently breathing for him.”

“As I’m advised the neurology is very very bad or in language that we all understand, the brain is very sick.”

Alan Jones hits his 100

Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Survey wins at 2GB  are so commonplace they are not much cause for celebration.

But today was special. Another win for Alan Jones in breakfast, yes, but a special milestone.

100 wins or 12½ years worth at 2GB.

Now that's worth celebrating!

More survey reports here.

2GB BJ: Before Jones

Sunday 09 November, 2014

With the release of Survey 7 on Tuesday, there’s one thing you can count on: Alan Jones will notch up his 100th consecutive survey win on 2GB.

I though it would be easy... it wasn't. Brenno got me there: Alan Jones

Tuesday 14 October, 2014
Launching John Brennan's biography today, Alan Jones acknowledged Brenno's "remarkable contribution to Australian life."

He told guests at the launch that Brenno has the gratitude and respect of so many people in the Australian media, but more than respect, he is "universally loved" for his humility and his dedication to helping his colleagues achieve success.

Alan Jones fights to legalise medical marijuana

Sunday 31 August, 2014
Comment from Peter Saxon
 
It’s not hard to figure out on which side of the political fence Alan Jones sits. For 25 years he’s been the cheerleader in chief for the Liberals while booing the opposition at every opportunity. Yet, more recently, he’s taken on causes that have been left leaning, to say the least.
 

Get Up circles the wagons around the ABC on whiff of privatisation

Tuesday 12 August, 2014

In an email to it’s thousands of members, the left leaning activist group Get Up wrote: 

Get this, 

Today, the (Institute of Public Affairs) IPA released a report purporting to uncover "media bias" in the ABC's reporting on coal seam gas, mining and renewable energy, calling for our popular and iconic public broadcaster to be privatised as soon as possible. 

We actually had a good laugh, until we realised – this is no joke. 

Alan Jones explains yesterday's glitch: I don't know what the Klotz frames are

Wednesday 30 July, 2014
After yesterday's glitch, which disrupted Alan Jones' OB from Glasgow and part of Ray Hadley's mornings show (see our earlier report), Jones received an email from 2GB's chief engineer explaining the situation.

This morning, an amused Jones read out the email to his listeners:

"I don't know what the Klotz frames are," said Alan, then went on to explain the frame reset that make the Klotz desk work again.

Alan Jones speaks out in support of gay rights

Sunday 27 July, 2014

Is Alan Jones mellowing with age?

Last month Peter Saxon wrote an op ed piece for radioinfo subscribers on how arch conservative Alan Jones seems to be taking up progressive causes of late. Cases in point are Jones’ strident opposition to coal seam gas extraction through a process known as “fracking" and his passionate support for the legalisation of medical marijuana.

Communications Minister Turnbull dressed down by Alan Jones

Thursday 05 June, 2014
Communications MInister Malcolm Turnbull was dressed down this morning by Alan Jones for perceived disloyalty to the his party leader Tony Abbott.

At the start of the interview Jones asked Turnbull to make a statement of loyalty to his leader.

“Alan, I’m not going to take dictation from you,” replied Turnbull.

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