Charley Jones Show

Charley Jones Show


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Long-time Dallas overnight institution, and TX Broadcasting Hall of Fame member, Charley Jones has joined the USA Radio Networks line up. His award winning overnight program reaches out to night owls nationwide. Always topical, Jones blends his news background with live calls for an entertaining program.

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Charley Jones, a native Texan, has enjoyed a 40 year radio career entirely within in the Dallas/Fort Worth radio market. Conversant with and passionate about the American Revolution, world history and global affairs, Jones majored in History at the University of Texas Arlington before landing his first radio job at one of America’s premier rock stations, KZEW-FM, The Zoo, in Dallas, Texas. In 1980, he met Janel, the station’s new music director, who soon became his wife. For almost four decades, they’ve loved working together in radio, traveling the world, and becoming the proud parents of two outstanding children. Following the Zoo, the couple was chosen to become original air staff at a newly created jazz / new age station – KOAI-FM, The Oasis in Dallas. Charley signed on as the news director, Janel became the music director, and both hosted top-rated shows. In 1992, Jones got the “tap on the shoulder" he’d always anticipated: he was selected to join the Texas State Network, where he would host Texas Overnight for the next 25 years. Jones was honored to be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and the Texas Panhandle Hall of Fame. He was a political commentator for CBS television and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and was the winner of the Vivian Castleberry Award, presented by the Association for Women Journalists. Charley treasures time with his wife, their grown children, new grandchildren, and lifelong friends. He also enjoys solitary pursuits such as riding his motorcycles, honing his skills at the shooting range, and watching the dark Texas skies through his telescopes. Combining the benefits from those pursuits with his interest in people, dialogue and a voracious appetite for current events provides Jones with the mental and emotional edge required to host the newly launched “Charley Jones Show” on the USA Radio Network.