Steve Price (broadcaster)
|Born||13 January 1955|
|Occupation||Talkback radio broadcaster|
Steve Price (born 13 January 1955) is a journalist and radio broadcaster, presently working at 2GB. Previously he was 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). Price formerly presented the morning shift between 9 am – 12 pm on 2UE. Price has been in journalism for 30 years, firstly with News Limited, and has previously worked at 3AW, Melbourne.
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 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 TV. They described the gay couple as "young poofs".
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.
On 26 June 2007, Steve Price was convicted of drink-driving and was fined $1000 with his licence suspended for six months. Price is married with two daughters.
- "Understanding vilification laws – Equal Time, November 2004". NSW Government. 15 November 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- Steve Price quits 2UE
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