Alan Jones back on the air for 2GB

TALKBACK radio provocateur Alan Jones returned this morning complete with advertisers, although many of those which previously departed are yet to come back into the fold.

Mr Jones's morning show on 2GB was targeted by an online campaign pushing advertisers to boycott the program after he made inflammatory comments which claimed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's recently deceased father had "died of shame".

He apologised once the claims were made public by Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported Mr Jones said little about the return of his sponsors, instead opening the show by asking employers to help a 28-year-old visually impaired listener to find work.

Advertisers included Dee Why Grand shopping centre, the Website Marketing Group, weight loss supplement Fat Away, Naturebee, Metro Energy Group, Angas Securities, Suzuki, Premier Cabs and Masterton Homes.

More than 12 major sponsors including Woolworths, Coles, Mercedes-Benz and ING Direct cancelled or suspended advertising on his program - estimated to make about $2 million a month for the radio network - by last Tuesday.

Their adverts did not appear again today.


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