Steve Price (broadcaster)

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Steve Price
Born (1955-01-13) 13 January 1955 (age 59)
Occupation Talkback radio broadcaster

Steve Price (born 13 January 1955) is an Australian journalist and radio broadcaster. Presently working at the 2GB radio station, he was previously the program director and breakfast presenter on the openly right-wing Melbourne talk radio station MTR 1377 (3MTR), prior to its collapse (on 2 March 2012). He formerly presented the morning shift between 9 am – 12 pm on 2UE. He has been in journalism for over 30 years, firstly with News Limited and also at 3AW, Melbourne.

Career[edit]

Price moved to mornings with 2UE afternoon host John Stanley as a one-week trial, filling in for the regular two presenters, Mike Carlton and Peter FitzSimons (on-air known as "Mike 'n' Fitz"). Late December 2009 saw this change, with regular fill-in host Steve Liebmann taking over.

Price was featured in John Safran's Music Jamboree in which Safran produced aspirin tablets with the 3AW logo and convinced Price that they were ecstasy tablets being sold as "The Angry Dwarfs" and was known throughout Melbourne as the "poisoned dwarf".

In November 2004, Price and 2UE colleague John Laws were found guilty of homosexual vilification after an on-air discussion about a gay couple appearing on television. They described the couple as "young poofs".[1]

Price played a supporting role in the 2008 Australian film noir short film Noir Drive.

On 9 December 2009 Price announced that he would be leaving 2UE after eight years, saying the time was right to explore new opportunities.[2]

Price became the breakfast host on Melbourne talkback radio station MTR 1377 (3MTR) after it replaced 3MP on April 2010. Daily contributors to Price's breakfast show included Andrew Bolt, Jason Akermanis and Sam Newman. MTR 1377 ceased operation in March 2012.

In April 2012, Price was appointed nights presenter on 2GB in Sydney.

Price is also a regular panelist on The Project television news discussion program.

Personal life[edit]

Price is married to Wendy Black[3] who is Chief of Staff for the Australian federal Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt.

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