op notch broadcaster, Emperor of the airwaves, and the humble voice of Struggle Street, currently with Radio 2UE in Sydney.
Alan grew up on a dairy farm with his brother Robert and sister Colleen in Acland, Queensland.
He went to school at Oakey and at the age of 19 was English and French master at Brisbane Grammar. He was head of English at The Kings School, Parramatta, at the age of 26.
In the 70s he joined the Country Party and worked as speech writer and adviser to the leader of the party, Doug Anthony. He ended up as speech writer for Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser
On 25/11/98 Alan was appointed as deputy chairman of the powerful Australian Sports Commission by Prime Minister John Howard. He is expected to become chairman in 1999 on the departure of the current chairman.
Having been coach of the Wallabies and managed the Souths and Balmain Rugby League teams, he is well qualified for the job. Alan was also a junior Davis Cup player.
Alan was also coach of the Wallabies between 1984 and 1987, masterminding the 1986 Bledisloe Cup win over New Zealand.
Alan is a workaholic, sleeping around 3 hours a night, and gives much of his precious time to charities and events such as his annual blind cricketers challenge against celebrities such as Doug Walters and John Singleton.
Alan's manager and adviser, Mr. X % Harry M. Miller, says of him "His brain is a f...... industry."
Big business seems mesmerised by him with Ansett giving him free travel for years and now Qantas doing similar. Mercedes Benz provides a complimentary car and is prepared to send someone to his home to wash it. Now that's power!
You either love Alan Jones or you hate him, ask John Laws!
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