Steve Jones returns to the radio, on KROQ (updated)


[Updated with today’s press release.]

Steve Jones has again found someone to power his jukebox.

Jones, the Sex Pistols guitarist who hosted the popular “Jonesy’s Jukebox” radio show on Indie 103.1 from 2004 until the station’s demise in early 2009, will begin a weekly show on Sunday night at modern rock giant KROQ (FM 106.7), the station announced this morning. The new incarnation of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and include, the release says, “an irreverent mix of new music from iconic artists, developing talent and eclectic cuts from his personal music collection.”

“They are letting me play whatever I want,” Jones, 55, said in the release, “and that’s good for me.”

Jones’ post-Indie 103 job as a show host on an Internet station belonging to ended a few months ago. In an interview in February, he acknowledged missing terrestrial radio.

The station’s program director, Kevin Weatherly, said: “Sunday nights on KROQ has historically been home to groundbreaking programming beginning with the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer over 30 years ago. In fact, Rodney was one of the first DJs in America to play the Sex Pistols. Steve is punk rock royalty and a proven tastemaker.”

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