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2GB boss is sacked after extraordinary email calling on staff to make money out of star broadcaster Alan Jones's Christmas break Radio 2GB's sales chief was let go within a day of sending his team an email Mark Noakes referred to the advertiser boycott of Alan Jones show on Nov 26 With holiday period starting, asked 'can we reapproach clients' not advertising  Mr Noakes was made redundant the next day 'with our best wishes and thanks'  'Power Station's' bottom line hurt by boycott after Jones's Ardern comments    A spokesman for Macquarie, now part of Nine, said the emails were not linked 

By Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:30 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 00:52 GMT, 2 December 2019

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A top executive at Sydney's Radio 2GB was let go a day after sending an email to staff referencing an advertiser boycott of Alan Jones's breakfast show.  

The broadcaster's long-time sales chief Mark Noakes was made redundant last Wednesday after about 17 years of service.

In a statement to staff, Nine's new radio chief Tom Malone announced Mr Noakes was leaving the business to better 'align' 2GB's sales structure with new owner Nine.

But Mr Noakes's departure came within 24 hours of sending an email asking his staff to make the most of Jones's holiday break. (Nine denies a link.) 

Broadcaster Alan Jones held a massive 16.1 per cent share of the breakfast radio market in the latest survey

Broadcaster Alan Jones held a massive 16.1 per cent share of the breakfast radio market in the latest survey

Mr Noakes wrote; 'From this Thursday Steve Price will be hosting Breakfast (along with John Stanley over Christmas) for the remainder of the year and over January.

'Can we reapproach clients who opted not to advertise in breakfast for a matter of urgency. Many thanks. PS: We are thinking about a ''back to breakfast'' pack.'

Mark Noakes, Radio 2GB's veteran sales chief, was made redundant by Macquarie after almost 17 years last week

Mark Noakes, Radio 2GB's veteran sales chief, was made redundant by Macquarie after almost 17 years last week

Jones sparked an advertiser backlash earlier this year after suggesting Prime Minister Scott Morrison 'shove a sock' down New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's throat over her views on climate change. 

Big brands including Bing Lee and mattress company Koala announced they were pulling their advertising, and

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