Jones is one of Australia's most successful broadcasters.
is Sydney's king of talk back radio, filling the morning
spot on Radio 2GB.
is somewhat outspoken, controversial, and very successful.
is also know for helping many less fortunate than
him, yet he prefers for this to remain relatively
is big on people power and social justice.
only appears regularly on Network Nine's 'Today' programme.
is excepted that Jones will continue to be successful
in talk back radio well into the future.
Packer Casino King Tribute To Alan Jones Media King,
by Greg Tingle - 5th November 2010
a very special getting together in Sydney, Australia's
gambling king, and up and coming media tycoon, James
Packer, has paid tribute to Australian radio broadcasting
legend Alan Jones, in a powerful and emotional speech.
Media Man crosses now to the action...
media and gambling business champion, James Packer,
gave a powerful, emotional and heartfelt address overnight
in tribute to talkback radio king and racing identity
the uninitiated, Jones is every part the living legend
of media, racing and people power circles. Jones and
the guest were celebrating his 25 years as a broadcaster
in a glitz event at Sydney's Darling Harbour. Media
Man favorite gambling tycoon, Packer headlined the
go through some of the highlights...
voice got croaky after describing how Jones had assisted
thousands of people, many totally anonymously, showing
just how giving of heart and spirit the great man
no one will ever take your place. You are without
peer my friend," Packer said, looking to get
touch teary eyed.
in the evening he told the story of how his late father,
Kerry Packer, has encouraged and then persuaded Jones
to give up politics for life as a media commentator
on Network Nine and then onto Radio 2UE, and before
then representing competitor 2GB Radio.
do you want to be son...the Prime Minister or a millionaire,"
KP (Kerry Packer) said to Jones.
took the money, not the box."
magical night, which was hosted by advertising and
media legend John Singleton and attended by the whose
who of politics, media, and arts, also featured tributes
from people as diverse as Liberal Party powerbroker
Michael Kroger and pop icons Human Nature.
long-time colleague at 2UE and a veteran of more than
6 decades in radio, John Brennan said Jones was the
best broadcaster he had ever heard because of his
ability to connect with listeners and his efficiency
think that Alan Jones is the Roger Federer of radio,"
he wasn't afraid to share with the audience.
former Aussie prime minister John Howard touched on
a remark from Packer that Jones would "pick and
stick" by his mates and friends, describing the
legend as "an Australian who never let his cobbers
said Jones, more than anyone else, understood the
power of talkback radio to influence politics.
has understood the temperament and the nature of the
Australian people They don't like being told by self-appointed
cultural dietitians that we should be ashamed of our
past - Alan understood that", Howard shared.
said he had appreciated Jones's support while in office
and paid tribute to the broadcaster's record of winning
a massive 155 radio ratings surveys.
who went on to speak last, said Howard was in his
mind "the best prime minister Australia has had".
thanked the people who attended - friends, family
and other guests, including some of his listeners,
as well as generously paying tribute to his support
team at Radio 2GB.
advised his main campaign would be against opencut
mining which he thinks turns too much rich pastoral
land into wastelands for profit. He elaborated and
said he was hopeful he would be able to continue to
make people feel better as a result of his work, both
broadcasting, community and more.
aim of power in this world is to lift people, not
crush them," he shared.
has also greatly contributed to the Australia gaming
and horse racing industry, with speaking on what's
best for Australian racing being one of his passions.
It was Jones who basically told Australian racing
to lift its game or see more competition knocking
on the door of Australia. Jones and his team are aware
of the PartyGaming - PMU deal inked earlier this year,
and Jones has also offered commentary in the past
on Packer's Betfair and the like. Jones is understood
to be a supported of regulated gaming and racing,
and a believer in responsible gaming, as is Gambling911
and Media Man.
done to everyone involved, and Alan, thank you for
assisting some of my mates over the years also, which
in turn assisted me, and James, thank you also for
the opportunity to offer commentary on you, your company,
initiatives like GenerationOne, and to offer some
b2b to some of your companies showcase events like
Crown Casino Aussie Millions Poker Championship. It
is truly appreciated and never taken for granted.
Long live the Jones, Packer and 'Singo' (Singleton)
legends. All Aussie champions of business, community
and people power.
was wonderful to hear about the good deeds of media
tycoons wasn't it We salute both Packer, Jones, and
the good folks who helped put together such a fantastic
happening. It was also a nice change to read about
big time Australian media players without all the
agro and such. Stay tuned for more of the best on
gambling, media, entertainment and sports right here.
you have a bet, please bet with your head, not over
it, and for God's sake, have fun.
and Community Entrepreneurs
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