Former 2UE talkback host Michael Smith takes regular spot on 2GB

Michael Smith 2GBFormer 2UE talkback radio host Michael Smith has taken up a regular spot with the station’s rival station 2GB to discuss news and issues of the day with Ben Fordham on Sydney Live.

Smith fell out with the Fairfax Radio Network’s Sydney station after management declined to broadcast his interview with Victorian Australian Workers Union boss Bob Kernohan allegedly linking Prime Minister Julia Gillard with union fraud 16 years before.

As he continues to push the story, Smith has featured as a guest on the Macquarie Radio Network’s Sydney station 2GB and he will now be a regular guest on Sydney Live with Ben Fordham in a 10 to 15 minute slot every Thursday from 4.30pm.

Program director David Kidd said the choice to make Smith a regular feature on air had nothing to do with the station’s rivals. “We believe he would be a good contributor to Ben’s show,” Kidd said. “He has his own website Michael Smith News, he’s covering all the important issues of the day, and it’s just getting his take on what’s going on.”

Smith disputed his departure from 2UE in 2011 and reached an out of court settlement with Fairfax Media.


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