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Alan Jones - Radio Broadcaster & Social Commentator

Alan Jones is a graduate of Queensland and Oxford Universities (where he also won a University Blue for tennis), commencing his career as a teacher as well as coaching a number of sports.

Keenly interested in politics, even running as a candidate, Alan worked as speech writer and senior adviser to Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser.

Alan coached the Wallabies from 1984 to 1988, with 86 victories from 102 matches, including winning the Bledisloe Cup in 1986, the first time in 39 years. He is considered one of the most successful rugby coaches in Australian history with his teams winning 23 Tests out of 30.

Without a fee, he has also coached the Balmain Tigers and spent time as Manager of Football Operations for Souths Rabbitohs.

In 1985, Alan joined Radio 2UE as its morning radio host and quickly established himself in the competitive world of Sydney radio. He then moved to the breakfast shift, 5.30am to 9.00am, and achieved the largest radio breakfast audience in Australia.

In his time as radio broadcaster, Alan has been awarded Australian Radio Talk Personality of the Year not less than 7 times.

In 2004, Alan received a Queen's Birthday Honour - an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) partly for his service to the media and sports' administration, but also in recognition of helping many charities, including Youth off the Streets, the Children's Hospital, Starlight Foundation, the Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation and the Heart Research Institute.

Among his many accolades, Alan has also been awarded the Centenary Medal, Australian Sports Medal, Coach of the Year, Communicator of the year, and elected to the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2002, Alan joined 2GB as its Breakfast Announcer, where he remains to this day on the 5.30-9am timeslot from Mondays to Fridays.