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Kyle knocks back Modern Family role

Monday 17 February, 2014

KIIS 1065 breakfast host Kyle Sandilands has knocked back a role on popular American television show Modern Family as the cast prepare to begin filming episodes in Australia.

Kyle received a call from Modern Family and they asked if he’d consider reading for a part in the Australian episodes. From the start he wasn’t very keen as acting isn’t something he’s personally passionate about, for him it’s all about radio.

Jailbroken! Six of our best articles from recent months now unlocked

Sunday 02 February, 2014

Ignore the Locks!! Just click and enter. Now with hindsight, See how much we got right as we speculated on Kyle and Jackie O's defection to KiiS back in November. 

 

It's the big day: Launch AUDIO

Monday 20 January, 2014
This morning is the much anticipated launch of KIIS 106.5 and the new Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show.

The duo were up last night sending a message to fans to 'get a good night sleep - we've got a big day tomorrow'. 

radioinfo was at the KIIS launch this morning taking a tour of the new studios and watching Kyle and Jackie O live.

Kiis rebrand almost complete as K&J program set to launch

Friday 17 January, 2014
Over the past few weeks ARN has been 'unbranding' the station formerly known as Mix, with announcers omitting any mention of the M word and old promos being deleted.

Listening this week, the only mentions we heard of 'Mix' were in news and traffic themes, which presumably were not worth remaking until the new branding is unveiled on Monday. Presenters have been calling it "Sydney's 106.5" in the interim before the Kiis name officially begins on air next week.

Sandilands' soggy start at KIIS

Wednesday 15 January, 2014
Poor Kyle.

It’s his first week at the new gig, with pre-production for Monday’s Jan 20 start underway, the breakfast duo were filming a few behind-the-scenes videos at their new home at ARN.

Delighted to find a pool on the roof, there were plans of Kyle pretending to push Jackie in. Until Jackie decided on the spot that it’d be a lovely day for a Kyle to have a swim instead.
 
There's proof that it wasn’t a set up: 
a) Kyle’s phone that was in his pocket is now kaput.

Sneaky 2Day hijacking our facebook: Kyle and Jackie

Sunday 12 January, 2014

"This is the new official Kyle and Jackie O Facebook page - sadly, our old one has been hijacked by 2DayFM and we are still fighting hard to get it back!" says the message on Kyle and Jackie's KIIS facebook page.

When they joined ARN, Austereo contended that their old facebook page was part of the property they created while working for Austereo, so, like their on air work, Austereo had the rights to keep it. This is comon legal practice in most employment agreements.

​Lunch with Rhys at Macca’s

Thursday 19 December, 2013

Florence, Italy is blessed with more grand cathedrals per square kilometre than perhaps any other place on earth. Any one of them, in Australia, would be revered as a national treasure. But in Florence, they are as common as Coles or Woolies.

Among these wonders, the Basilica di Santa Croce, that lies just south of the city’s ancient walls, would be unremarkable if not for the names of the souls entombed within its walls.

Kyle unloads on 2day

Thursday 19 December, 2013

As ever, Kyle Sandilands didn’t hold back when speaking to WHO magazine in an interview in their current “Best and Worst of 2013” issue.

Talking about the move to Kiis 106.5 he said “We really had to say, ‘Do we still want to be with these dorks, or do we move on to something better?’”

​The selling of Kyle and Jackie O

Monday 16 December, 2013

Ben Gialouris was promoted to Sales Director of Mix 106.5, WSFM and The Edge in Sydney just a couple of weeks before the big announcement that Kyle and Jackie O would be joining the network in 2014. And while the 34 year old is thrilled about the potential numbers they’ll bring to the new KIIS brand, he insists, “We’ve always been about driving results for clients, not ratings.”

​We will have the number one and two FM breakfast shows: Ciaran Davis

Monday 09 December, 2013

Peter Saxon chats with the ARN boss.

The musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying debuted on Broadway in 1961, before Ciaran Davis was born. But someone like him may have inspired the composers to write the lyric, “You have the cool clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth”  for the musical’s hit song I Believe in You.

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