Radio host Alan Jones presents his final radio show on 2GB

Top radio host Alan Jones has begun his final breakfast program ahead of his retirement from the airwaves after 35 years.

Jones, 79, will call time on his 2GB radio slot at noon today.

The host announced earlier this month that he was retiring after decades of 2am–3am morning starts to prepare for his show, upon the advice of his doctors.

In his 35 years on radio, Jones became the self-appointed and sometimes outrageously dogmatic voice of the battler, feared and courted by politicians.

Jones’ radio career began at 2UE in 1985 and moved to 2GB in 2001, where he delivered a record 226 wins in rating surveys.

His presence at 2GB was pivotal in driving the station to No.1 in the Sydney market.

The former Wallabies coach is expected to continue his roles as a columnist for News Corp Australia’s newspapers and on an evening TV show on Sky News.

His breakfast show replacement, Ben Fordham, is due to take over on Monday

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