Steve Price lands Triple M Melbourne gig after 2GB axing [updated]
When the price is right, call Steve.
An ill-fated stint on 2GB Afternoons hasn’t dampened Steve Price’s resolve, with the radio and TV host landing some new gigs with Southern Cross Austereo.
The Australian reports that Price will appear weekly on Triple M Melbourne’s Breakfast show.
SCA has since confirmed to Radio Today that Price has landed a regular guest spot on Eddie McGuire’s show.
“On Triple M’s Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy in 2020, following the departure of Wil Anderson, we have been open about our approach and there are a number of guests that we’re rotating through the show each day, week and month,” said Triple M Melbourne’s head of content, Dan Bradley.
“Steve Price is one of those guests, along with about 15 or 20 others who we welcome to the extended Triple M Hot Breakfast collection of guests.”
Price is reportedly also set to appear across SCA’s PodcastOne network, according to The Australian.
The host left his long-time slot of Nights with Macquarie Media last July, replacing Chris Smith on 2GB and 4BC Afternoons.
Following the rebranding of Macquarie to Nine Radio, Price confirmed he would not return in 2020, with Nine revealing Deb Knight as his replacement.
The Australian also suggests that Price has managed to get a cool $500,000 paycheck from Nine, which includes his entire year’s salary for 2020, and without a non-compete clause.
The report elaborates that Price’s TV commitments could also increase, with an expanded role on The Project and also with the potential for deals with other networks.