Joe Hildebrand to fill in for Deb Knight on 2GB
Joe Hildebrand has been elevated to Afternoons on Nine Radio’s 2GB as part of the station’s summer lineup.
Hildebrand first joined the station in September following his emotional departure from Channel 10’s morning TV program Studio 10. He took on an hourly slot on John Stanley’s Thursday evening program, however there was immediately speculation the radio network had bigger plans for the commentator.
And now as most radio talent goes on the summer survey break, Hildebrand will fill in for Deb Knight on 2GB for the Afternoons slot.
The Australian this morning speculated Hildebrand would be joined by political provocateur and former chief of staff to Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin. A Nine spokesperson told Radio Today this was incorrect.
The Breakfast slot usually occupied by Ben Fordham will be filled by Chris Smith, who currently hosts 9am to 1pm on weekends. Smith previously hosted Afternoons on 2GB, then dramatically departed broadcaster in 2019, when it was still known as Macquarie Media. He returned this year.
For the week commencing December 28, Breakfast will be hosted by John Stanley, who regularly hosts Nights on 2GB.
Luke Grant will take over the Drive slot from Jim Wilson, Overnights will be helmed by Clinton Maynard, and Weekend Overnights by Mike Williams.
From 21 December Nights will be hosted by Bill Woods.