Chris Smith returns to 2GB to host Weekends
Less than six months after parting ways with Macquarie Media, Chris Smith is set to return to 2GB.
The network has confirmed Smith will host Weekends on 2GB and 4BC, with his new show to begin in 2020.
Smith is the current host of two shows on Sky News, and spent over 20 years doing Afternoons on 2GB. Since Smith’s depature, Afternoons been hosted by Steve Price, and in 2020 Deb Knight will step into the role.
Macquarie Media’s new head of content Greg Byrnes said he was “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.”
Macquarie Media has also revealed Smith will fill-in for Alan Jones next year when he is absent.
“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,” Smith said.
“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.”
Smith’s new Weekends show begins Saturday, January 18 2020.