Confirmed: Melbourne gets Kyle & Jackie O in 2024
Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson have re-signed with ARN in a landmark deal that will see the powerhouse duo remain on air with the network until the end of 2034.
The monumental agreement, announced by Kyle & Jackie O live on air this morning, also marks a new chapter for the The Kyle & Jackie O Show, which is set to expand into Melbourne in 2024.
Commenting on the new deal, Kyle Sandilands says “Fans of the show will be stoked to hear that this 10-year deal is the longest radio deal in Australian history. Love us or loathe us, Jackie and I will be continuing with our politically incorrect nonsense for a long, long time.”
“Speaking of 10 years … 10 years ago the ‘other’ network we were once at told Jackie and I that we were past our used-by date and no longer relevant. So that’s a fun little observation that’s worth mentioning on such a momentous day. Cheers to ARN for the great partnership and to the future goals we’ll continue kicking together.”
Jackie O says “When I was 18 years old, I rang a radio station, and never did I dream in that sliding doors moment that I would find something that has become the love of my life and would lead me to this phenomenal career and historic deal. I feel so grateful for our incredible listeners who have gone through life with us and will continue to do so for the next 10 years.”
“It’s an honour to broadcast to Melbourne again after so many years, and to welcome them back to our craziness is really exciting. After 23 years of broadcasting with Kyle, I still pinch myself that our show continues to grow in ratings and in reach. We are incredibly thankful for the support ARN has showed us and the belief they continue to have in our show.”
Ciaran Davis, ARN Media CEO and Managing Director, says “Kyle and Jackie O have been an unstoppable force over the past decade, and the success of our partnership has surpassed expectations for listeners and commercial clients alike. Their ability to connect with their audience is second to none and we’re incredibly proud to have them continue as part of the ARN family.”
“Kyle and Jackie O have evolved into a powerful brand that significantly contributes to ARN’s commercial success, and this new agreement strategically positions us for long-term growth that extends beyond radio.”
“Today’s announcement sets the foundations for the next chapter in ARN Media’s evolution as an audio company.”
The expansion to Melbourne means KIIS 101.1’s Jase & Lauren will not be returning next year, with Ciaran Davis saying, “The decision to conclude the show was not made lightly, and I would like to thank Jase, Lauren, Clint and the team for their tremendous efforts and contribution.”
The Kyle & Jackie O Show will launch on KIIS 101.1 in 2024.