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Alan Jones to retire from radio

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Sydney radio station 2GB announced on their website about an hour ago that controversial talkback presenter Alan Jones is retiring from radio.

2GB said ‘Australia’s most popular and successful talkback presenter Alan Jones AO, has today announced that, acting on doctors’ advice, he will step down as the host of the 2GB and 4BC breakfast program at the end of May.’

The story says that during his broadcast this morning Jones told listeners: ‘We are living in the world of coronavirus. The most repeated statement we hear is “we must listen to the experts”. Well, the experts are telling me in no uncertain terms, and not for the first time I might add, “continuing with the present workload is seriously detrimental to your health”.

‘I have listened to the experts and I am taking this opportunity to indicate to my radio family that I will be retiring from radio at the end of this month.’

Mad Fucking Witches claim victory

Across the interwebs a group knows as the Mad Fucking Witches are claiming credit for Jones’s retirement. The ‘Witches’, who say their name was inspired by Peter Dutton calling a journalist a ‘Mad Fucking Witch’, have been specifically targeting Jones and the advertisers on his 2GB show since he verbally assaulted NZ PM Jacinda Ardern last year.

The Witches Facebook spread jubilant news in a post this morning:

‘BREAKING NEWS – We did it, witches. WE FUCKING-WELL DID IT.’

The post continues, ‘Together, we showed everyone in Australia’s media and power base that the collective power of a group of angry, organised and committed witches could achieve something fucking HUGE.

Jones signed two-year contract

‘Make no mistake, Costello and 2GB and all the #StatusBRO a***holes will now spin this … but we know better. Jones signed a two-year contract last July and fully expected to be on air for all that time.

The Witches believe that it was the pressure they put on 530 advertisers that saw Jones having to leave 2GB.

The post ended with the hashtags: #Cackle #ToYourBrooms #SackAlanJones

The 2GB story concluded by saying Jones will be continuing to broadcast on Sky News and will also continue writing for The Daily Telegraph and The Australian.


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13 COMMENTS

  1. So glad to hear Alan Jones is retiring. My great Aunt loved him and I could never see why anyone would want to listen to him? I tried listening to him for 10 minutes about 20 years ago and he appeared to my radio ears as sexist, racist, mean and just down right tone deaf. Sometimes his rants just were plain crazy. He spoke to his base and I hope that times have changed and the world is a bit kinder and more rational. If you read about his alleged behavior regarding young school boys and footy players it is shocking. As I said these are all alleged allegations that have never interestingly gone to courts. Be kind to each other!

  2. This is good news indeed, but the gravest concern is that Jones stayed at the top in the radio game for a long time. He didn’t achieve that because he was an outstanding example of humanity, except perhaps as an example of the worst of humanity, but because he had a supporter base that were and remain, as myopic, racist, sexist and as rabidly conservative as Jones – with the exception that most were probably not as smart as Jones and unlikely to ever work out that he played them for the schmucks they are. But in a complex world, he told them what to think and kept their outlook simple, albeit utterly twisted – it is quite an art I have to admit. They and their toxic attitudes that Jones helped affirm and reinforce, will live on. I wonder to whom they will transfer their desperate and needy allegiance.

  3. Bunch of virtue signaling hypocrites!!
    The left bleed when views or opinions are expressed to the opposite of there own !!
    Racist, bigots, deniers! And the list gos on !!
    Allan jones was bias no doubt about that
    Regarding conservatives thats democracy
    People’s!! Maybe you all could rally for a replacement program” Talkback” lets say on the ABC staring “Clementine Ford ” fully endorsed
    By the squeaky clean left .. “all men should die ”
    “Kill all men ” did the ABC reprimand Ms Ford for
    Such commentary or her language NO !!
    but when Allan jones unloaded on the NZ Prime Minister the left went into Meltdown..sack jones
    Sack jones !! Now the same hypocrites were they
    Scathing of Ms ford for her comments?
    The silence is deafening . Works both ways !!
    Jones is basically disliked because he is conservative .if he was a man of the far left
    You hypocrites would love him !!

  4. The second best news I have had today. He may be gone from the radio but he will turn up o Sky After dark. Wait and see. (or not) But at least there will only be a dozen people watching.

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