Steve Price will be on afternoons on 2GB and 4BC from today (Monday), replacing Chris Smith.
Price brings with him a lineup of regular contributors from his previous night time show.
Starting today, Price will broadcast from 12-3pm weekdays on 2GB, 4BC and network stations across Australia.
The show “promises to be a fast-paced, vibrant approach to the stories that matter to our audience,” says Macquarie Media.
The program is designed for listeners who want more – more news, more interviews, more opinion, more entertainment and more of the unpredictability, fun and passion that comes from a show where the open line for callers is always front and centre.
Price’s regular contributors, include:
● Erin Molan (Wednesday)
● Deb Knight (Thursdays)
● Phil Gould (Fridays)
● Rita Panahi (Daily)
● Mieke Buchan (Daily)
Steve Price’s career spans decades, from senior reporting and editing roles on major metropolitan newspapers to on and off air success at Australia’s leading talk
stations 2GB 3AW 4BC and 2UE. He has been awarded as Australian radio program director of the year, best talk presenter and best current affairs presenter – all in one year.
His night show has been heard nationally on 56 stations. On television Price this month celebrates 10 continuous years as a founding panellist on Ten’s The Project and he also survived 43 days in the African jungle on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Steve Price says: “The nature of media in these digital times means there is no shutdown for all of us including talk radio. So much happens post the frantic breakfast setting up of the
day and I’m excited to follow Alan Jones and Ray Hadley, Australia’s two most successful talk stars. Afternoons will be a combination of opinion, talkback, breaking news and more –
who doesn’t want to talk about their dream holiday or set of wheels, and trading blows with regular Rita Panahi is always great radio.”
MML Chief Executive Officer Adam Lang said: “News doesn’t stop breaking when you break for lunch – and with Steve Price behind the microphone, either do we. For the last seven
years Steve has been presenting our Nights program, and achieved that extraordinarily rare feat of being #1 simultaneously in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
“We’ve seen how broad Steve Price’s appeal is – and now with The Steve Price Show to air from 12-3pm, a new audience can enjoy his down-to-earth style, from tradies on a worksite
to parents doing the school pickup. We also know how tough it is so many businesses out there – and Steve has a track record of delivering terrific results for our clients.”
Meanwhile, the former host of afternoons, Chris Smith, is hosting a group of listeners on a tour of America. On his twitter feed he quipped about finding a new job at Radio City in New York.
Now I wonder whether I should try here? pic.twitter.com/CF0B5kxXQQ
— Chris Smith (@chrissmithradio) July 4, 2019