Charley Jones Overnight comes to GCN. Broadcasting Thursday - Sunday from 11:00 pm - 2:00 am (central) time.
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 worked 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 Charley Jones Overnight - only on GCN.