Byron Cooke back behind the mic in Melbourne

Byron Cooke has returned to breakfast radio in Melbourne, stepping in to host KIIS 101.1 breakfast until February when the Jase & Lauren in the Morning show returns.

Jase Hawkins is expecting his third baby any day now and his return has been delayed so he can spend quality time with his family.

Byron said, “I’ve been mates with Jase for a long time and I’m a big fan of Jase and Lauren’s show. I’m sure my early morning calls will be received very badly by them both, but it’s all in the name of keeping everyone updated on what’s happening – especially any baby news from Jase.”

Byron, who left FOXFM at the end of 2020, is looking forward to the short stint saying, “Stepping into KIIS breakfast while Jase and Lauren are on a break is a dream. I get my fix of live radio for a few weeks, before resuming my other great love – sleep-ins.

Byron stepped away from commercial radio following five years on FOX FM breakfast, to create his independent podcast The Byron Cooke Show, and was named Podcast Host / Presenter of The Year Finalist in the 2021 Radio Today Podcast Awards.

“Even though there have been plenty of challenges for everyone over the past two-and-a-bit years, like lots of people I’ve just got on with life. Being able to finally visit my American son Zephyr (13) this past December in Los Angeles was a great start to 2022.

It had been a very long two years without seeing him in the flesh.  I call him Z Man!  He’s an amazing young man and I’m so very proud of him.” Byron said.




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19 Jan 2022 - 4:30 pm

Why wouldn’t they just syndicate kJ. Easy. Your paying $5 million a year each to kJ why wouldn’t you syndicate the show.


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