The Chris Smith Afternoon Show

Monday - Friday 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Chris Smith has built an impressive career both in Australia and abroad covering news and current affairs in radio and TV. Chris' radio career began in regional NSW, with many years spent at Network Seven and Nine, where he travelled the world in his role as reporter and Chief of Staff, including six years at A Current Affair. In May of 2005, Chris won the Variety Children's Charity Radio Heart Award for his excellence in radio. While still news focussed, Chris presents a lighter format covering lifestyle and entertainment.


A tribute to all servicemen who’ve fought for Australia.

In the year lead up to the 100th anniversary of ANZAC, we commemorate all Australian servicemen, past and present, who have served in all theatres of war. If you’ve a family member who fought for Australia, we want you to share part of their story.
2GB's Album of Honour


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Chris Smith talks to Anoosh Saffari from Hornsby Mazda about the brand new CX-9

Today is Daffodil Day – where money is being raised for Cancer Research. Given the day – CHRIS SMITH speaks to PRUE MACSWEEN who herself is fighting a battle with Breast Cancer. Prue, a tireless supporter of the underdog and charities speaks about her own challenges.

Michael Ware tells a compelling story of his experience at the hands of Islamists wanting to create an Islamic State. He was almost executed by the group that began the current push. Michael speaks about the brutality he witnessed at the hands of these people. Michael Ware is presently making a documentary on the subject.

Chris Smith speaks to the Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield, after a deal was struck between 17 Cronulla Players and ASADA. The long running investigation has ended in a compromise deal, seeing players returning to the field early next year.

Billy Pollard, 12, and Adrian Shoenmaker, 12, had just finished a muddy and wet game playing for Asquith Magpies U13s against Mona Vale at Nolans Reserve, Manly, when the image was captured on August 16. When they looked at the pic later – it had an uncanny resemblance to the classic Norm Provan and Arthur Summons photo.

Photo courtesy The Daily Telegraph

Chris has Andrea Loucas in studio revealing the best of the Gourmet Traveller Awards, 2014…..and takes a look at the Prime Minister’s wine cellar. Have some of the best Aussie drops been left out??

Conscious uncoupling – A Sydney Therapist – Annie Gurton is now using the Hollywood technique to try and make couples happy through divorce. Chris explores how Annie achieves this and gets the results she does.

The Premier, Mike Baird has weighed into the plight of Peppa the Pig – vowing he will do what he can to stop the animal from being evicted from a Campbelltown pre-school. Council issued an eviction notice after a neighbour complaint. Since then, the Macarthur Chronicle has spearheaded a campaign to reverse the eviction.

Chris Smith discusses Islamic militancy and the Iraqi crisis. He also discusses the Palmer United Party – and how Tony Abbott forges forward after a week of chaos.

Chris Smith asks whether it’s time we take a strong stance against the murderous regime in Iraq? After hearing the grief of James’ parents – Chris questions whether strong military action is needed.

Chris spoke to RON TRUNDLE – a copper who goes on the annual Variety Bash to raise MONEY FOR CHARITIES…..Well – he’s back – and you will not believe the bundle of cash he’s managed to raise!!

Steve Fenech joins Chris Smith in studio to talk technology…..and this week looks at the question – Has the gloss rubbed off Apple? New stats show the iPad is losing out to Androids. You can find out more at www.techguide.com.au.

Our advertising department put Chris Smith onto sleep expert – Dr Mark Levi. He’s from the Sleep and Snore Centre – and for the past fifteen years has studied sleep medicine.

Gladys Berejiklian, the NSW Transport Minister joins CHRIS SMITH in studio to talk everything people need to know about the new OPAL card. The minister answered listener questions – as the new system goes to a new level – come September.

Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, vents his frustration of trying to secure trade deals with China – while the Palmer United Party seems to have escalated attacks on the country. One senator, Jacqui Lambie has even proposed missiles being aimed at our northern neighbours.

Sydney City Councillor CHRISTINE FORSTER will ask her council to contribute NINE MILLION DOLLARS towards a thirty eight million dollar upgrade of the War Memorial in Hyde Park. As the council has allocated a similar amount to artworks, the Liberal Councillor says this would be a very worthwhile programme to spend money on.

As DALLAS gears up for a return to the BOX – Foxtel is touring some of the classic series’ stars. The story of a dynasty keeps getting better….Today one of the stars – PATRICK DUFFY joins CHRIS SMITH in studio.

Worst Airline experience ever? This and other topics are discussed in travel today with Get Lost Magazine’s JUSTIN JAMIESON.

Legal matters with Turner Freeman August 19

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A local pre-school bought a pet pig – which the youngsters play with and adore – and named ‘Peppa’. Now, after a neighbour’s complaint – Peppa Pig could be off to market – after Campbelltown Council banned the miniature pet. However, word is – the Council General manager, hamstrung by Animal Companion laws – says he might have a solution with an environmental centre and farm, just up the road.

 

Telstra reports a FOUR FOLD increase in people telling them about mobile phone scams. Chris Smith speaks to Pete Jamieson, the Executive Director of Customer Advocacy about the rise of scams – and what people can do to mitigate problems.

Today is Daffodil Day – where money is being raised for Cancer Research. Given the day – CHRIS SMITH speaks to PRUE MACSWEEN who herself is fighting a battle with Breast Cancer. Prue, a tireless supporter of the underdog and charities speaks about her own challenges.

Michael Ware tells a compelling story of his experience at the hands of Islamists wanting to create an Islamic State. He was almost executed by the group that began the current push. Michael speaks about the brutality he witnessed at the hands of these people. Michael Ware is presently making a documentary on the subject.

Chris Smith speaks to the Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield, after a deal was struck between 17 Cronulla Players and ASADA. The long running investigation has ended in a compromise deal, seeing players returning to the field early next year.

Chris has Andrea Loucas in studio revealing the best of the Gourmet Traveller Awards, 2014…..and takes a look at the Prime Minister’s wine cellar. Have some of the best Aussie drops been left out??

Conscious uncoupling – A Sydney Therapist – Annie Gurton is now using the Hollywood technique to try and make couples happy through divorce. Chris explores how Annie achieves this and gets the results she does.

The Premier, Mike Baird has weighed into the plight of Peppa the Pig – vowing he will do what he can to stop the animal from being evicted from a Campbelltown pre-school. Council issued an eviction notice after a neighbour complaint. Since then, the Macarthur Chronicle has spearheaded a campaign to reverse the eviction.

Chris Smith discusses Islamic militancy and the Iraqi crisis. He also discusses the Palmer United Party – and how Tony Abbott forges forward after a week of chaos.

Chris Smith asks whether it’s time we take a strong stance against the murderous regime in Iraq? After hearing the grief of James’ parents – Chris questions whether strong military action is needed.

Chris spoke to RON TRUNDLE – a copper who goes on the annual Variety Bash to raise MONEY FOR CHARITIES…..Well – he’s back – and you will not believe the bundle of cash he’s managed to raise!!

Steve Fenech joins Chris Smith in studio to talk technology…..and this week looks at the question – Has the gloss rubbed off Apple? New stats show the iPad is losing out to Androids. You can find out more at www.techguide.com.au.

Our advertising department put Chris Smith onto sleep expert – Dr Mark Levi. He’s from the Sleep and Snore Centre – and for the past fifteen years has studied sleep medicine.

Gladys Berejiklian, the NSW Transport Minister joins CHRIS SMITH in studio to talk everything people need to know about the new OPAL card. The minister answered listener questions – as the new system goes to a new level – come September.

Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, vents his frustration of trying to secure trade deals with China – while the Palmer United Party seems to have escalated attacks on the country. One senator, Jacqui Lambie has even proposed missiles being aimed at our northern neighbours.

Sydney City Councillor CHRISTINE FORSTER will ask her council to contribute NINE MILLION DOLLARS towards a thirty eight million dollar upgrade of the War Memorial in Hyde Park. As the council has allocated a similar amount to artworks, the Liberal Councillor says this would be a very worthwhile programme to spend money on.

As DALLAS gears up for a return to the BOX – Foxtel is touring some of the classic series’ stars. The story of a dynasty keeps getting better….Today one of the stars – PATRICK DUFFY joins CHRIS SMITH in studio.

Worst Airline experience ever? This and other topics are discussed in travel today with Get Lost Magazine’s JUSTIN JAMIESON.

Legal matters with Turner Freeman August 19

Have your legal questions answered here

 

A local pre-school bought a pet pig – which the youngsters play with and adore – and named ‘Peppa’. Now, after a neighbour’s complaint – Peppa Pig could be off to market – after Campbelltown Council banned the miniature pet. However, word is – the Council General manager, hamstrung by Animal Companion laws – says he might have a solution with an environmental centre and farm, just up the road.

 

Telstra reports a FOUR FOLD increase in people telling them about mobile phone scams. Chris Smith speaks to Pete Jamieson, the Executive Director of Customer Advocacy about the rise of scams – and what people can do to mitigate problems.

A Fisherman has been taken by a giant 4.7 metre croc on the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory. Chris speaks to Connor Byrne, reporter from the Northern Territory News – who’s on location as police try to piece together how the tragedy unfolded.

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The Wrangle

Join Chris every Thursday at 12.30 for THE WRANGLE – where two political minds battle it out over the issues of the week. Andrew Bolt, 2GB broadcaster, Daily Telegraph columnist and Host of the Bolt Report on Channel 10; and Kristina Keneally, former NSW Premier and Friday co-host of The Contrarians on SKY give their thoughts to the big issues of the week.

Stuart Greggor

Stu Gregor is a chameleon of food and wine. He has written six guides to wine, judged dozens of wine shows and has owned his own wine business for a decade. So he knows a bit about wine. He now also owns a craft distillery which makes Four Pillars Gin – which is now considered one of the 10 best gins in the world (According to the World Spirits Competition, not Stu - he thinks its number one). He is also a food guru, having written reviews for the Good Food Guides in Melbourne and Sydney and worked with many of the best chefs and food producers in Australia through his PR business Liquid Ideas.

Stu also sits on the board of the food rescue charity OzHarvest so he hates wasting food, which is why he is slightly overweight. He’s mad for the Roosters and the Swans.

Barnaby Joyce

Senator Barnaby Joyce LNP Senator for Queensland, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate.

Travel Tuesday

Founder and publisher of 'get lost' magazine, Justin Jamieson, joins Chris each week to discuss the best destinations around the globe.

Nutrition with Susie Burrell

Dietician Susie Burrell joins Chris in the studio every Monday afternoon to answer all your health and wellbeing questions.

More information can be found on Susie’s Website, www.susieburrell.com.au

Stephen Fenech

A journalist with more than 25 years experience, Stephen joins us every week to share his extensive technology knowledge… He shares information through his experience to help those who are technology illiterate through to those needed some advanced help.. Today Stephen is one of the widely read and highly-respected technology writers in Australia.

Kaye Browne

Journalist and broadcaster Kaye Browne used to 'chase' crooks, celebrities, sports-people and politicians for news/current affairs and info-tainment programs before discovering about a decade ago that she much prefers pursuing Veterinary, Animal Behaviour and Training experts so she can pass on their secrets to happier pets…and happier pet-people. When she's not chasing one of her chooks or dogs (Yoshimi and Kismet, the poodle pictured) Kaye writes for various pet/veterinary publications and can be contacted via her blog.

Photos from the Bay City Run 2013