The Alex Jones Show

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The Alex Jones Show
Genre Talk radio
Internet radio
Running time Mon-Fri, 11am - 2pm CST
Sun, 4pm - 6pm CST
Country United States United States
Language(s) English
Home station Genesis Communications Network
TV adaptations prisonplanet.tv
Host(s) Alex Jones
Creator(s) Alex Jones
Producer(s) Robert "Rob" Dew
Jason Douglass[1]
Recording studio Austin, Texas, US
Website www.infowars.com

The Alex Jones Show (known in some markets as Infowars with Alex Jones) is an American talk radio show hosted by political commentator, author and filmmaker, Alex Jones, on the Genesis Communications Network.[2] The program is a syndicated radio show broadcast nationally on AM and FM radio stations in the United States, WWCR Radio shortwave, on XM Radio Channel 244, online on YouTube, via audio podcast, and on the official sites Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.tv.[3][4][5][6]

According to Jones himself, the radio show has over 15 million listeners a week, which would be 2.5 million per day.[7]

Format[edit]

The Alex Jones Show or Infowars has a format which has remained unchanged since the program began in 2001. The program airs live and primarily consists of interviews with guests on topics relating to politics, business, economics, war, health, liberty, privacy, technology, and constitutional law. Interviews are normally conducted by phone or Skype and occasionally with the guest in the studio. Interviews are anywhere between 10 minutes and two hours in length. Jones also conducts reports with his in-house writers and journalists who travel around Texas and the United States compiling reports. The remaining segments of the show are filled with Jones's monologues based on current events and listener calls. These monologues have a tendency to run into heated rants while listener calls tend to be fleeting and brief.[citation needed] The show is interspersed by advertisements, which often feature Jones as the voice-over. Most of the products advertised relate in some way to self-sufficiency, food, health or product available from Jones's Infowars store.

Supplementing the audio broadcast is a video stream, which focuses on the host and occasionally switches to a 'document cam' to show documents the host is reading. When a guest is speaking, a transition is made to either photos or a video feed of the guest. The video broadcast is available live from prisonplanet.tv, Roku and Boxee. Several hours later, various video segments are uploaded to Jones's official YouTube channel, TheAlexJonesChannel, which is largely free of advertisements. As of February 2014, the channel has 360 million views and over 750,000 subscribers, making around 5 or 6 million views a month. Jones actively encourages his listeners to freely distribute his radio shows, films and other materials, which contribute further listeners to the show from unofficial YouTube channels that upload the entire broadcast.

At the beginning of 2011, Alex Jones himself had hired reporters to cover the news for him. This formed a brand-new YouTube news show called Infowars Nightly News With Alex Jones to distinguish it from The Alex Jones Radio Show which usually features Jones himself.

Guests[edit]

The weekday show is usually host to one or two guests, but occasionally none, and is also a platform for the show's associated in-house writers. Guests come from a wide variety of political and ideological backgrounds, but are often characterized as being 'political atheists' or dissatisfied with both the Republican Party and Democratic Party.

Some notable guests have included the following:

Regular guests[edit]

Recurring guests appearing on the program have included the following:

Criticism[edit]

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written about the show, calling it anti-government and a platform for conspiracy theories.[8] They have further characterized the show's host as harboring anti-Israel positions,[9] though he has not been labeled as anti-Semitic. Conversely, the show has been targeted by anti-Semitic websites and radio shows[10] that claim the show is part of a Jewish conspiracy[11] citing the Jewish heritage of the host's wife[12] and some of the show's sponsors.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Jones Live
  2. ^ "Alex Jones is the phenomenon that just keeps growing". Gcnlive.com. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ "America's Talk: Compelling Talk Show Hosts". Siriusxm.com. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  4. ^ "About Alex Jones". Infowars.com. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  5. ^ "PrisonPlanet.tv". PrisonPlanet.tv. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  6. ^ "The Alex Jones Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Infowars Viewer Count". January 18, 2013. Event occurs at 4:08. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Anger on the Fringes: Alex Jones, the Conspiracy King". Adl.org. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  9. ^ "New Blood Libel: Jews Accused of Harvesting Organs". Adl.org. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  10. ^ "The Joe Blow Conspiracy Show". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  11. ^ Eric Hufschmid. "Alex Jones Summary". Erichufschmid.net. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  12. ^ anonymous. "Who is Violet Jones?". Erichufschmid.net. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  13. ^ "Is Alex Jones Linked To Zionist-Jew Bronfman?". Realzionistnews.com. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 

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