Kyle Sandilands is an award-winning presenter who not only has his own television, film, radio and music production company called King Kyle, but has a career spanning more than 10 years in the Australian Media Industry. Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has established herself as one of the most successful and high profile radio personalities in Australia regularly hosting national TV shows.
Kyle and Jackie O have been presenting together since 1999 when they co-hosted the Today Network’s nightly Hot 30 Countdown. Four years later they moved to Drive and two years after that they moved to the Sydney’s market leading Breakfast Show on 2DayFM. After 9 years, they walked across town to host the Breakfast Show on Sydney’s newly rebranded station KIIS 1065.
Moving station and rebranding a station always carry a high degree of risk but doing both things at the same time was one of the biggest moves ever undertaken in Australian radio. Convincing Sydneysiders to ‘Change Now’, they managed after a year to retain their #1 FM Breakfast slot and this year, Kyle & Jackie O were named Best On-Air team at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, for the 5th time.
What prompted this and why was it so successful? We’ll find out when Kyle and Jackie talk to John Simons about their Big Move.