Alan Jones to remain on 2GB for two more years

Sydney’s most prominent AM broadcaster, and the man who sits at the top of the breakfast radio ratings, Alan Jones, will remain on air on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC.

Jones has signed a two-year contract, effective from 1 July.

Jones is still on top of the Sydney breakfast market

The announcement comes despite intense tabloid speculation that the media company – now majority owned by Nine – and the broadcaster would part ways.

Macquarie Media chairman Russell Tate was pleased with the news, and said Jones would be an integral part of the broadcaster’s on-air team for at least another two years.

“Over his already extraordinary radio career, Alan has dominated Sydney radio with 218 ratings survey wins, including 15 consecutive years at number one on 2GB – an unprecedented achievement,” he said.

“And with Alan’s current ratings share of the Sydney radio audience amongst the highest it has ever been, his dominance shows no sign of slowing down. All of us at Macquarie are delighted that we will continue along for the ride with one of Australia’s most outstanding performers.”

Jones – no stranger to controversy – attracted multiple headlines last year, for using the ‘n-word’ on air, getting involved in the Opera House’s advertising dispute and demanding the resignation of CEO Louise Herron, and losing a defamation battle, which resulted in a $3.4m payout for the Wagner family.

In the most recent radio ratings survey, Sydney’s 2GB commanded a 16.4% share between 5:30am and 9:00am – a 1.2 percentage point climb from the previous survey.


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