Talent Watch: No love lost as Thinkergirls are axed at KIIS
It appears Nova and Gold aren’t the only networks dealing with departures today, with one Radio Today source informing us that The Thinkergirls have been axed, effective immediately.
And this is certainly not the first rumbling of their exit. In fact, we first heard this was on the cards as far back as August.
Radio Today understands you won’t be hearing Stacey June and Kristie Mercer on-air tonight.
The Thinkergirls burst onto the scene in January 2016, off the back of their podcast and video series of the same name.
“I know our listeners are going to love their unique and hilarious take on the world,” ARN National Content Director Duncan Campbell said at the time of announcement.
“The Thinkergirls will bring yet another dimension to the KIIS Network with their honest, real-life content both on-air and online.”
Since then, the only other time listeners have hear the pair outside of their nightly show was back in July, then they covered the drive timeslot during the survey break in July.
It’s unclear whether the pair’s scheduled “Posse Podcast” live event will still go ahead later this month, however their KIIS show is not associated with the event in any way.
In a statement late on Friday, ARN revealed that the show would be replaced by a new nights entertainment show Celeb HQ headlined by Zoe Marshall and John ‘JC’ Caldwell.
“I would like to thank The Thinkergirls – Stacey June and Kristie Mercer – for being part of the KIIS team for the past two years,” ARN National Content Director Duncan Campbell said.
“They have delivered a uniquely entertaining show to a loyal audience and we are working together to explore opportunities for the future.”