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I’m relaxed and through the anger and drama: Chris Smith

Thursday 01 August, 2019
After working in media for about 40 years, Chris Smith is enjoying his unexpected time off and is exploring new opportunities in TV and radio.
 
The former 2GB afternoon presenter told Michael Smith (no relation), “it seems really strange to not work, but I am loving life, I’m relaxed and through the anger and drama.”
 
“I’m looking at other projects, writing a book, still doing stuff with Channel 7 and Sky News, and I’m talking to another radio stations next week about a new project,” said Smith.

Price brings in reinforcements for his new afternoon show

Sunday 14 July, 2019
Steve Price will be on afternoons on 2GB and 4BC from today (Monday), replacing Chris Smith.

John Brennan criticises 2GB for dropping Chris Smith

Friday 05 July, 2019
Australian Radio Hall of Fame inductee, John Brennan, who implemented Sydney's most successful talk radio format has criticised the removal of radio star Chris Smith from 2GB.
 
Brennan told 7 News that Smith “…should remain on Afternoons. He’s an entertaining and stimulating and provocative intelligent talk host.
 

Chris Smith leaves 2GB

Tuesday 02 July, 2019

Chris Smith and 2GB have come to an agreement on the future of the presenter with him to leave at the end of July.

Following a week of turmoil surrounding his position at the station during which he engaged lawyers to act on his behalf, the two parties have finally come to an agreement.

After 18 years and over 60 number 1 surveys in his time slot, it is understood that Smith was asked to vacate his afternoon shift in a straight swap with Steve Price that would have put him into nights.

Decision on Chris Smith's future expected by Wednesday

Tuesday 02 July, 2019

There is more speculation this morning about the fate of Chris Smith at 2GB with The Australian reporting (subscription required) that 2GB and Macquarie Media are now contemplating a payout of his contract.
 

Are Denis Walter’s days numbered at 3AW

Thursday 27 June, 2019

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that 2GB’s proposed move of Chris Smith to nights, and Steve Price to afternoons will be the trigger for 3AW to dump Denis Walter.
 

Is Chris Smith about to be sacked from 2GB?

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

News Corp publications, The Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail, are reporting that Chris Smith is

Victorian DPP seeks jail for Australian media

Tuesday 26 March, 2019

The Director of Public Prosecutions has called on 36 organisations and individuals to appear before a Supreme Court hearing on April 15 to answer accusations they breached a suppression order when publishing material about the George Pell trial last year.

Among those named in documents presented to the Victorian Supreme Court are 2GB’s Ray Hadley and Chris Smith as well as Macquarie Media.

So much media, we don't need SBS or ABC: Maurice Newman tells 2GB

Monday 10 April, 2017
"There is so much [media] now available... today they can stream it on their devices or smart tv," former ABC Chairman Maurice Newman told 2GB's Chris Smith.

"My generation grew up with the ABC... but there has been such a plethora of radio, tv, online that the availability of quality media is ubiquitous, cheap and accessible... there is no need to spend so much on those two public broadcasters."

Hadley to work overtime to cover for Jones

Sunday 12 February, 2017

Alan Jones was supposed to be back on breakfast at 2GB by now.

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