Alan Belford Jones AO
(born 13 April 1941 (some sources also claim 1942 or 1943)) is an Australian radio broadcaster, former rugby union
and rugby league
coach and administrator.<!--
Jones hosts Sydney's most popular breakfast radio program, on radio station 2GB
. Like his former colleague and competitor John Laws
, the popularity of Jones' program (a mixture of talkback
, interviews, opinion and commercial endorsements) has made him one of Australia's most highly paid media personalities. Jones is highly politically motivated and sometimes uses his program and his popularity to advocate his conservative views; he has been described as one of the most influential broadcasters in Australia.
His on-air conduct has attracted numerous adverse findings from Australia's media regulators, and one on-air incident resulted in Jones being charged with contempt of court
. He would eventually be exonerated.
In 2008, Jones' audience numbers began to slip, with strong competition from ABC Radio 702
, though he retains his number one position with a slim margin.
In July 2008 Jones underwent surgery for... Read More