Deb Knight confirmed to replace Steve Price on 2GB and 4BC
The shakeup of Macquarie Media hit new heights on Friday when Steve Price revealed he would not return to the network in 2020.
Nine Entertainment’s head of radio, Tom Malone, confirmed Price’s departure in a memo to staffers just after 5pm.
“I wanted to let you know Steve Price will not be returning to the afternoons slot on 2GB and 4BC in 2020,” he wrote in an email obtained by Radio Today.
“Steve has been a presenter on Macquarie Radio stations for almost 10 years, firstly on MTR in Melbourne before hosting Nights across the network, and finally Afternoons from earlier this year.
“Unfortunately, Steve and I could not agree on the best way forward for 2020.
“I’d like to thank Steve for his terrific contribution to Macquarie Radio, and we wish him well for the future.
Malone ended the email saying, “We’ll be announcing a new host for Afternoons in due course.”
In one of the more surprising talent changes in recent weeks – and there are plenty to choose from – Macquarie Media have confirmed the new host.
Recently axed Today show presenter and widely-respected journalist Deb Knight, who has guested on Macquarie often this year – will host the coveted Afternoons show on 2GB and 4BC in 2020.
“I have worked closely with Deb for 20 years, and I rate her so highly as one of Australia’s most talented and hard-working journalists,” said Malone.
“She has a big career ahead of her in radio and I’m delighted she’s joining the 2GB and 4BC family in 2020.”
Knight begins in the new role on Monday, January 13.