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Alan Jones retires over health concerns

by Mike Hitch Australia’s most influential radio broadcaster and infamous shock-jock, Alan Jones will retire from 2GB at the end of May after doctors advised him his workload was “detrimental” to his health. 79-year-old Jones announced his retirement on Tuesday 12 May during his radio show on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC to millions of […]

Jones’ town cools aid

by ALEC SMART 2GB Radio broadcaster Alan Jones, who faced censure and a massive advertiser boycott for suggesting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison should ‘give a backhander’ and ‘shove a sock down the throat’ of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has attacked one of his principle boycotters. Apparently buoyed by a recent survey revealing […]

Ferocious roosters, flying shark, bun boycott, ship ahoy: News Bites – 11 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Deadly pecker On 3 Sept, news sources around the world reported a bizarre Australian tragedy about a woman in Adelaide who was pecked to death by her pet rooster. The 76-year-old was collecting eggs on her farm when she was fatally pecked by the rooster, which targeted her varicose veins […]

THE NAKED CITY – THOSE SHOCKING JOCKS!

Alan Jones' recent outburst against New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has reinforced his reputation locally as one of our most shit bagging ‘shock jocks’, along with his fellow 2GB presenter Ray Hadley. However, compared to some of their US counterparts, their venom is of fairly low toxicity. America, of course, has a long and at […]

Alan Jones promo canned

By VERONICA ANASSIS 2GB has cancelled the NRL competition with Alan Jones, after the pullout of its major sponsor over Jones’ remarks towards New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The sponsor, an automotive parts retailer, withdrew support for the “ultimate NRL experience with Alan Jones” promotion on Thursday 22 August, after Jones aired that Arden […]

Manus menace

BY ALEC SMART The plight of refugees in Manus Island Detention Centre has created headlines in the past week, provoking public demonstrations, whilst human rights organisations condemned Australia’s national refugee policy. Over the past fortnight, up to 600 refugees detained in the Manus Island detention centre on Papua New Guinea (PNG) refused to accept relocation […]