Alan Jones may be currently off-air but it seems he’s not done with yet, as the legendary commentator plans to launch a new ‘direct-to-the-people’ website.
Visitors to the site alanjones.com.au find a subscription page inviting them to ‘Sign up to find out where Alan goes next.’
Fans of Jones’s brand of political commentary have wondered what his next move would be, with the 80-year-old believed to have been offered other broadcast and digital roles.
The veteran broadcaster has been restricted to posts and live-streaming to his 165,000 followers on since he departed earlier this month, sensationally claiming the News Corp subscription television channel had been ‘cancelling’ his conservative views.
Fans of Jones’s brand of political commentary have wondered what his next move would be, with the 80-year-old believed to have been offered other radio, TV and digital channel roles
Alan Jones has directed his fans to subscribe at a new website, alanjones.com.au, where he promises they will hear first about his next move after his departure from Sky News
Rita Panahi (left) has struggled to find the kind of ratings that Jones (right) effortlessly drew to Sky News as his replacement
Jake Thrupp, a friend and Jones leave his Macquarie Street home to head out for dinner after he left Sky News in early November
The announcement of the new site followed revelations nightly ratings for Alan Jones’ former television timeslot on have fallen off a cliff since his departure.
One week after Jones’s departure, just 36,000 viewers tuned into Sky News’ 8pm time slot for Inside the News with Rita Panahi – barely a third of the 95,000 viewers Jones attracted at the same time a week before.
One fan wrote on his post announcing his new site: ‘I miss you Alan and so does my family, just miss to hear the latest and all you know …Rita is great, but just NOT YOU ALAN.’
‘Alan will now have the freedom to report the truth, without Sky News limitations,’ commented another.
‘Our Country needs you more than ever at the moment. Looking forward to seeing where you pop up next,’ wrote another.
Jones left Sky News after rejecting a once-a-week role on News Corp’s new streaming service Flash.
Subscribers to his new WordPress site are promised they will be first to find out if Jones rejoins Australia’s news landscape in a regular news commentary role.
He continues to produce his fiery brand of comment, the latest an attack on the Morrison government for ‘lecturing’ rather than listening in the wake of unfavourable polls.
‘The Liberal Party is in trouble; its biggest problem is, there seems to be no-one prepared to confront Morrison and tell him why he’s in trouble,’ Jones wrote yesterday.
Broadcasting legend Alan Jones was at his fiery best the day after laving Sky News on a Facebook live stream (pictured above) that drew nearly 56,000 viewers
Jones signed off from Sky News on November 4 after 17 months with the conservative news network – claiming through his Facebook account he was ‘cancelled’