Brendan Jones (radio personality)

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Brendan Jones
Brendan Jones.jpg
Brendan Jones on 1 April 2012
Born Brendan Jones
(1968-04-03) 3 April 1968 (age 48)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Radio presenter and media personality
Years active 1990–present

Brendan "Jonesy" Jones (born 3 April 1968, Sydney) is an Australian radio presenter, media personality and motorcycling enthusiast.

Career[edit]

Brendan Jones began working in radio on the community radio station 2BCR Bankstown for six months. In 1990 he scored a night job at 6KA Karratha, Western Australia, followed by mornings and afternoons at 2NM Muswellbrook and then afternoons at i98FM Wollongong, both in New South Wales.

His biggest hosting gigs have been late nights on B105 Brisbane, afternoons with 4MMM Brisbane and 2MMM Sydney afternoons where he achieved the highest daytime figure for the station at 17.9%, then on mornings and then drive.[citation needed] He also hosted a national countdown show called Planet Rock.[1]

Jones is currently presenting breakfast radio on WSFM 101.7, with Amanda Keller. The show became the number 1 FM station in 2005 with 8.9% audience share defeating Merrick and Rosso. On his first day at WSFM he received more than eighty complaints after an ill-fated call to the terrorist hotline, it was later proven that Jones had fabricated the call in an "Orwellian" stunt.[citation needed] He has a centre-left political viewpoint.[2]

Jones and Keller host "My Generation" which is aired on ninety-seven stations nationally each week and won best on-air team at the 2012 ACRA's, a first in this category for ARN.

Jones makes a regular appearance on the daytime television chat show Mornings with Sonia and David and has hosted Off the Record on the World Movies channel, Australia's Greatest Footy Fan and Do it Green. He has also appeared on The Trophy Room, Campaign, The Today show and The Morning Show on 7, as well as Joker Poker, The Footy Show, The Project and the popular culture show 20 to 1. Jones had a supporting role in the comedy series Swift and Shift Couriers and featured in the TV Series Housos as a journalist, a role he also played in Fat Pizza.

Jones is currently a co-host of Temporary Australians, a motorcycling show on TVS (Series 1) and ONE (Series 2), and writes a monthly column for Live to Ride magazine.[citation needed]

During October 2013, he participated as a contestant during the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Alana Patience. He was eliminated on the fifth week with a score of 24.

In 2014, Jones was featured on 7mate's successful television series Bogan Hunters as one of eight celebrity judges.[3] Later that year, Jones scored a role in the motion picture Fat Pizza vs. Housos. The film will be shown in Australian cinemas from November 27, 2014 onwards.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Fat Pizza vs. Housos Campbell Abbott
2014 Bogan Hunters Celebrity Judge
2012-2013 Temporary Australians Presenter
2012 Housos vs. Authority AC Presenter
2011 Housos Reporter 9 episodes
The Trophy Room Himself Season 1, Episode 5
2009-2010 The Project 3 episodes
2009 Top Gear Australia Season 2, Episode 6
2008-2011 Swift and Shift Couriers Jonathon Turnbull
Jonathon Bourke M.D.
Mr. J. Burn né Jonathon Turnbull
12 episodes
2007-2010 20 to 1 Himself 25 episodes
2007 Pizza Karl Stiffanovic 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones' profile
  2. ^ 101.7 WS-FM/Profile
  3. ^ "Bogan Hunters - Series 1". JB Hi-Fi. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  4. ^ ""Fat Pizza Vs Housos"". Hoyts. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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