Alan Jones (radio broadcaster) facts for kids
Jones in 2011
|Birth name||Alan Belford Jones|
|Date of birth||13 April 1941|
|Place of birth||Oakey, Queensland, Australia|
|School||Toowoomba Grammar School|
|University||Kelvin Grove Teachers College
University of Queensland BA
University of Oxford (non-degree course)
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
|Alan Jones at 2GB|
Alan Belford Jones AO (born 13 April 1941) is an Australian right-wing commentator and former 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 hosted a popular Sydney breakfast radio program, on radio station 2GB from 2002 until 2020. 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.
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Jones addressing a coal seam gas protest meeting in Bowral on 19 November 2011.
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