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Nazi row Jon returning to the airwaves.

Byline: Ben Eccleston

COVENTRY shock jock Jon Gaunt is returning to the airwaves with plans to carry on where he left off.

The controversial talk show host was sacked by TalkSport in 2008 after calling a local councillor a "Nazi" live on air in a row over smokers being banned from becoming foster parents.

But now he is ready to air his opinions once more after signing a deal with internet station Fubar Radio to host a weekly Saturday show.

Gaunt will lead the conversations alongside an array of political and topical guests in the four-hour current affairs show and joins the likes of Justin Lee Collins and Richard Herring on the Fubar roster of DJs. Despite being off air for almost six years, Gaunt has still managed to stay in the spotlight after his PR agency was embroiled in the "Plebgate" scandal.

Tory MP Andrew Mitchell was accused of insulting a policeman in Downing Street and Gaunt Brothers Ltd - launched by Jon and his brother Jason - advised the Police Federation and paraded bobbies wearing "PC Pleb" T-shirts to embarrass the Government.

Jon said: "I have had three years in the radio wilderness for standing up for the rights of the 60,000 children who are dumped in residential care.

"Yes, I did call a councillor a Nazi for wanting to ban smokers from fostering these children, and I do not regret a word I said on that day even though it cost me my job.

"We need perspective in W this country and we need straight-talking; the PC brigade have taken over the news agenda and it's about time the decent, silent majority had their say.

"I am delighted that Fubar has given me this platform to shoot from the lip and I can't wait to hear what my listeners have to say about the state of this Sceptic Isle."

Duncan Smith, CEO of Fubar Radio, said: "Fubar was launched to deliver radio worth paying for - Jon can do just that. Jon has been the epitome of opinionated radio and a beacon for rich topical discussion.

"I know he will relish the opportunity and while he has never been one for holding back, we are delighted that he has agreed to return on a platform that is free from political correctness and outdated watershed regulation." The show launches on Saturday May 10 and for more details visit www.fubarradio.com
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