Chris Smith returns to 2GB to host Weekends

Former Assistant Editor
Macquarie Media, 2GB

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.

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20 Dec 2019 - 6:07 am


20 Dec 2019 - 11:32 am

That’s hilarious, that Chris is back!

Big Tony
20 Dec 2019 - 12:50 pm

Look out, one of the goodies back in the game

20 Dec 2019 - 2:20 pm

Great news that Chris is back. He should not have left in the first place but I wish it was afternoons again. I tuned out of the Today show because of the two lemons, Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight so I certainly won’t be tuning into 2BG in the afternoons with Ms Knight on the airwaves. I much preferred Steve Price. Have to admit, I am a big fan of Steve Price, always listened to him on nights with Andrew Bolt – awesome twosome!!

23 Dec 2019 - 11:22 am

If his performance on Sunrise over the weekend is anything to go by, no wonder he’s be relegated to the backwater of weekends

3 Jan 2020 - 10:09 am

After Chris Smith spoke on Sunrise Show this morning, no-one in the Media should EVER employ him again.
He simply does not understand Australians, and has NO compassion.
His comments this morning backing the PM were nothing but shameful.
He lacks total credibility!

Mrs Deirdre OBrien
21 Mar 2020 - 11:27 am

Hi Chris,. Chris my self and Iam sure many other listeners would like to have Dennis Shannon on longer . on Saturday mornings. Five minutes or so is not enough as he is very interesting. If you would please have him on the length of time George and Paul did that would be very much appreciated.

Kind regards


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