Alan Jones flirts with return to radio on 2SM

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Alan Jones has made yet another appearance on radio, this time appearing on John Laws’ Morning show on 2SM.

The duo – who have previously been characterised as ‘rivals’ in the media – sparred about everything from COVID-19 lockdowns and Gladys Berejiklian, to US president Joe Biden and the radio ratings of The Kyle & Jackie O Show.

Laws asked Jones on a few occasions if he’d consider a return to radio, with Jones again not ruling it out.

“God, we could set the world on fire, you and me,” Laws said of a potential show featuring both radio veterans.

On one occasion Laws went as far as to say “Do you want a job?” and even asked if Jones would do Breakfast again.

Laws and Jones also covered the recent radio ratings, in which Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson knocked 2GB Breakfast – now fronted by Ben Fordham – off its #1 perch.

Laws asked Jones if he thinks the FM Breakfast show can maintain its success, or if it’s just a “flash in the pan”.

Jones said Sandilands “isn’t stupid” and the show was in it for the long haul.

“Absolutely. See what I think was evidenced by your interview with Kyle – I mean, okay you joked and so on and carried on – but at the end of the day, he’s not stupid, Kyle. He’s got real instinct and he’s relatable that people out there can relate to him. Says it as it is. And he can be amusing and entertaining, but equally he can cut through too,” he said.

“I never begrudge anyone’s success and they’ve earned it. They’ve worked hard for it. They’ve been at it for a long time and they’ve hung in [there]….

“The bulk of the people in radio never win a single survey. You and I are very fortunate, we’ve won thousands of them. But there are people out there who go hard at it every day and have never won a survey.”

Last week, Jones appeared on The Kyle & Jackie O Show, and similarly didn’t deny a return to radio was on the cards.

You can listen to an excerpt of the chat below.

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26 Jul 2021 - 3:09 pm

does anyone know which sbs show they were referring to?

Neil D
26 Jul 2021 - 3:29 pm


Was it Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian ?

26 Jul 2021 - 3:59 pm

2SM would well and truly become the power station with Jones in breakfast and Laws in mornings.

26 Jul 2021 - 8:41 pm

Go Jones and Hadley
2SM 1269 will be a powerhouse

26 Jul 2021 - 11:01 pm

Just what the world needs on radio; two white men in their 80’s, moralising and perpetually angry.

Considering Laws has been on 2SM for years now without any major audience movement, it’s definitely not (or ever will be) a ‘power station’.

Harry Bosch
27 Jul 2021 - 12:06 am

Jones has no credibility.

Matt Bone
27 Jul 2021 - 10:31 am

You a racist?
What’s the person’s colour got to do.

Two old men…

27 Jul 2021 - 10:36 am

Hay Harry, say that you don’t like Jones, fine. Saying he has no credibility, well , that
indicates that you lack general knowledge.
As for the comment on white angry old men,
again, very indicative of a lack of real knowledge.

27 Jul 2021 - 12:11 pm

Jones probably has a ‘Sunset’ clause that prevents him being on radio. That may be coming out of validity. Would be interesting if he did move into 2SM.

27 Jul 2021 - 9:33 pm

@Matt Bone – it’s not an issue with their race; I’m just highlighting a fact.

When you look across commercial talk radio, there isn’t a lot of diversity. Adding more of the same doesn’t bring anything new to radio.

28 Jul 2021 - 1:33 pm

Is there no new talent out there.
Grumpy, dumb old men. Is this the best?????


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