Radio's George Jones stepping down
Radio presenter George Jones will soon be gone from our airwaves — but not completely according to bosses at U105.
The Sony award winner, who moved to Havelock House in 2006 after his daytime programme was axed from BBC Radio Ulster, will be reducing his “weekday commitment” to follow other pursuits.
Rumours were rife this week that the former showband entertainer was leaving the station after only four years, however this was denied by U105 and the man himself.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph last night, Jones explained that after 25 “wonderful” years of broadcasting, it was now time for a change of pace.
“I don’t want to use the term retirement,” he insisted. “It’s more a case of my changing of lifestyle as such — if one can do that at my age.
“I am just stepping down from the weekday slot. I am staying within the family of U105 so I will be popping up on different features and programmes which have yet to be established.”