Bargwanna to program KIIS
In what was clearly a completely coincidental piece of timing, just minutes after the confirmation of the new 2Day Breakfast show, ARN revealed the production staff who will work on the Kyle & Jackie O show on KIIS in 2014.
In a widely expected move, Sandilands close friend Derek Bargwanna, will become Content Director of KIIS1065 replacing the departed Ryan Rathbone.
Simon Greally crosses from 2Day as Executive Producer, Dan Bozykowski will join as Audio Producer, and current 1065 producers Minnie Cummins and Abigail Benaud will stay with 1065 and join the new show.
ARN will appoint an Online and Social Media Manager in the coming weeks.
Group Content Director Duncan Campbell commented;
“These appointments are the next step in ensuring the all-new KIIS 1065 Kyle & Jackie O Show is set up for success in 2014.
“Each of these people are proven professionals. Derek’s track record in producing the #1FM show in Sydney speaks for itself. He’s one of the most dynamic, creative and driven content directors in Australia today.
“Simon and Dan’s experience with Kyle and Jackie will enhance our existing producing team of Minnie and Abigail, who each bring a fresh, new energy. We’re building a station specifically for Sydney that will be cheeky and fun, and reflect the best that Sydney has to offer.
Having one of the best teams in radio behind the launch of our new station is critical to achieving our goals for the new year.”
Kyle & Jackie O begin on Sydney’s KIIS 1065 Breakfast on January 20.