Chris Smith set to return to 2GB

Earlier this year Steve Price after serving eight years on Nights at MacRadio was given Chris Smith’s afternoon shift which he’d been doing for 15.
In turn, Smith was invited to stay at the network to do Price’s old shift, Nights. Smith turned it down, citing family reasons.
When asked, whether he thought Smith had made the right decision, Price told radioinfo: 
“There’s only about eight of these jobs available in Australia and if you’ve got one of them it’s a privilege.
“People make their own decisions and I’ve got no comment about what Chris should or shouldn’t have done. But if you’re offered one of those shifts on air, you grab it with both hands – that would be my thoughts.”

Now, just six months later, when Price was told by the new management at 2GB that Deb Knight was taking over his afternoon shift, he was reportedly offered a TV role at Nine. Price turned it down, preferring to stay with TEN.
Macquarie Media has confirmed that Chris will be returning as its new Weekends presenter for 2020, and Macquarie Media’s Head of Content Greg Byrnes is “very pleased Chris is coming back to 2GB. He’s loved by our listeners and knows how to create great radio. Chris’s weekend show will be a mix of news, opinion, lifestyle and entertainment.”

Smith says: “To return to Macquarie Media in this capacity is the perfect fit for me now that I have TV shows to host at Sky News. It’s a great thrill to be asked back and an honour to be tasked with filling in for the great Alan Jones once again in the prime breakfast shift.
“As for the weekends, bring it on. It’ll be a mix of breaking news, compelling issues, great lifestyle information and a stack of fun, with some of my great radio friends.”

His new show will launch launch on Saturday, January 18, 2020.




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