ARN’s biggest KIIS and GOLD shows go national

ARN’s biggest KIIS and PURE GOLD Network shows will now be broadcast nationwide as the programs are syndicated across the country via ARN’s regional stations.

KIIS Network’s Kyle & Jackie O and Will & Woody, along with PURE GOLD’s Jonesy & Amanda and Christian O’Connell will now expand their reach and listenership.

ARN has said that all regional stations will continue to broadcast local content that will be supported with a selection of ARN’s best metro-based shows.

Duncan Campbell, ARN’s Chief Content Officer, says, “Live and local content is still well and truly at the heart of ARN. With over 100 breakfast teams now sitting under the ARN umbrella, we are passionate about, and committed to continuing to create content that each community wants to hear.”

Each show is said to have been strategically selected, using the expertise of both the regional and metro teams, to appear on stations with complementary content and audiences.

Kyle & Jackie O’s Hour of Power show will now be streamed to an additional 21 regional stations, while Will & Woody’s drive show will now be broadcast across 19 additional regional stations.

GOLD’s Christian O’Connell Show and Jonesy & Amanda’s JAM Nation will now also be syndicated across an additional 29 and 18 regional stations respectively.

ARN’s Group Content Director – Regional, Ryan Rathbone says, “The addition of these highly entertaining and popular national shows to the regional line-ups will further strengthen the listening experience for our audiences, and the content should inspire the next generation of stars who are currently shaping the sound of regional radio.”

All show content will be available cross-platform, meaning that consumers can listen both live and catch-up on-demand, via the iHeartRadio app.

This move will allow commercial partners to advertise within the shows nationally in one simple transaction – giving advertisers even more opportunities to create connections, with access to more than eight million Australians each week.

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10 May 2022 - 8:35 am

I dont think anyone could say this is a surprise. It was bound to happen.

Radio Nerd
10 May 2022 - 10:41 am

Rather than re-post their media release – why not look in to what content is currently airing (likely local) in those slots and report on what is being replaced. There is most probably a people loss or change in shifts/line-up associated with this.

    Staff Writer
    11 May 2022 - 9:53 pm

    Radio Nerd, thanks. We have checked, all the shifts being replaced are network shifts that were currently being provided by other networks to Grant Broadcasters, the new programs are all ARN shows replacing those other networked shows.

Graham Cairns
18 May 2022 - 6:09 pm

So stations that currently have local drive, such as River949, will stay local?

The media release doesn’t actually say that – referencing breakfast for example but not drive.

    19 May 2022 - 8:33 am

    Graham, although the release doesn’t say that, Peter Whitehead told us that and it has been reiterated by CEO Ciaran Davis. So we put it in the article.


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