Ex-Today weatherman Steve Jacobs is SACKED from his radio job after a change of management despite helping boost ratings by '176 per cent'

Steve Jacobs has lost his job at Sydney radio station 2UE.

The former Today show weatherman, 55, confirmed his departure on Instagram on Friday, saying he was let go as a result of a management change.

The father of two was host of Breakfast with Stevie Jacobs, which aired weekdays.

Sad news: Former Today weatherman Steve Jacobs has lost his job at Sydney radio station 2UE

Sad news: Former Today weatherman Steve Jacobs has lost his job at Sydney radio station 2UE

'Sadly this is my last day hosting classic music on 2UE,' Steve wrote, alongside a photo of himself in the broadcast studio.

'The station has been leased to another company which is changing the format but I have had an absolute blast, learned so much about music and have improved ratings by 176 per cent since I started.

'Huge thanks to everyone who has tuned in and best of luck to the new station moving forward. Keep on rocking.'

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nine Radio for comment. 

'Moving forward': The former Today show weatherman, 55, confirmed his departure on Instagram on Friday, saying he was let go as a result of a management change

'Moving forward': The former Today show weatherman, 55, confirmed his departure on Instagram on Friday, saying he was let go as a result of a management change

2UE is a music station owned by Nine Entertainment and broadcasts from Pyrmont.

Steve was hired in April 2020 to host breakfast across 2UE and sister stations 4BH, 6GT and Magic 1278.

This coincided with 2UE abandoning its earlier talk and sport formats and returning to an all-music format 'built around the best of the '70s, '80s and '90s'.

Former gig: Steve served as the Today show's roving weather presenter on and off from 2005 to 2019, but spent most of his last year on the program as an in-studio host

Former gig: Steve served as the Today show's roving weather presenter on and off from 2005 to 2019, but spent most of his last year on the program as an in-studio host

In October last year, Nine Radio entered into a deal with media company Ace Radio to operate 2UE and other music stations under a lease agreement.

When Ace Radio took control of 2UE on Friday, it relaunched the station with a new line-up, logo and branding, and Steve was one of the casualties.

Steve served as the Today show's roving weather presenter on and off from 2005 to 2019, but spent most of his last year on the program as an in-studio host.

He was replaced by current weatherman Tim Davies.

Family man: Steve shares daughters Isabella, ten, and Francesca, eight, with his ex-wife Rosie Jacobs, from whom he split in 2018

Family man: Steve shares daughters Isabella, ten, and Francesca, eight, with his ex-wife Rosie Jacobs, from whom he split in 2018 

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Steve Jacobs loses his 2UE radio job after a change of management

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