ALAN Jones is to make his first public speaking appearance since the eruption of a public furore over his remarks that the Prime Minister's father "died of shame" at a lunch on Friday.
Mr Jones, whose 2GB breakfast show is running without advertisements following a consumer backlash over the remarks, will appear at the Terrigal Trojans annual long lunch, an $80 a head club fundraising event.
It is believed the club has agreed to pay about $2900 to hire a helicopter to ferry Mr Jones to the engagement at Breakers Country Club in Terrigal, on the NSW Central Coast.
"We are pleased to announce that Alan Jones, ex Wallaby Coach and the number one radio broadcaster in Australia will be speaking at the long lunch this Friday," club president John Stevens said in an email to club members.
"Due to a night-time commitment, Alan will be the first speaker on the day."
Mr Jones replaces fellow 2GB broadcaster Ray Hadley, who is ill, the email said.
The Age confirmed with Mr Stevens that Mr Jones is to speak at the event.
Public outrage was sparked on September 30 when it emerged that Mr Jones told a Sydney University Liberal Club dinner that Ms Gillard's recently deceased father, John, "died a few weeks ago of shame".
The remarks also caused an advertiser backlash, with companies including financial services group Challenger, retailer Bing Lee and car maker Hyundai yanking their ads from his show.
One of the companies to pull ads from Mr Jones' show, Mercedes Benz, also took back a $200,000 car loaned to the broadcaster.
On Sunday, 2GB owner Macquarie Radio Network took the unprecedented step of stopping all remaining advertisements on the show.
Maccquarie chairman Russell Tate accused those calling for an advertiser boycott of Mr Jones of "21st century censorship, via cyber-bullying".