Jase Hawkins and KIIS Melbourne team to have ‘secret meeting’ with PJ replacement this evening

Staff Writer

KIIS FM’s Melbourne Breakfast co-host Jase Hawkins and the show’s new executive producer Caitlin McArthur will join Derek ‘DB’ Bargwanna, the network’s head of content across Sydney and Melbourne, to have a meeting with the show’s new co-host this evening.

Polly ‘PJ’ Harding is due to finish up next month, and speculation is rife about when parent company Australian Radio Network (ARN) will make the announcement.

ARN told Radio Today this week that Harding’s replacement – widely anticipated to be Lauren Phillips – has not yet signed their contract.

Despite the contract situation, on the Jase & PJ podcast this morning, Hawkins revealed the upcoming meeting and said it would take place at a “secret location”.

He also noted the team was “freaking out about being seen together”.

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19 May 2021 - 4:57 pm

Nothing like a bit of over hype and then the massive let down with the announcement.

This story ends at the end of the year.

The interesting story is what is next years show?

19 May 2021 - 6:14 pm

You think everyone cares. We don’t. Just get on with it. Do what you do… say what you want when… You’re embarrassing yourselves. You make radio embarrassing – read the room

19 May 2021 - 7:20 pm


I think its you who needs to read that particular room. It was mentioned on their podcast only Daily Wrap segment

Those who download it are dedicated listeners who do care about the show.

RadioToday is a radio industry website. If they think Fev taking Fifi on a night out is worthy of an article, surely news of a new metro FM co-host warrants one also

19 May 2021 - 8:40 pm

Will still only rate 5%

20 May 2021 - 11:46 am

ARN need to move him to nights. Then syndicate Kyle and Jackie O. They need to do the same in Brisbane. So many under performing breakfast shows.

20 May 2021 - 3:24 pm

@ Mike

Yeah they do need to move him to Nights and syndicate K&J especially in Brisbane and Perth.

Brisbane is well placed to extend – and Perth has proven you can literally change an entire format and station, not to mention the market, multiple times – with little impact.
Perth station really needs some attention. It’s just so boring and feels like you’re stepping back to the 80’s. Jonesy and Amanda would work well in Breakfast.

20 May 2021 - 6:52 pm

Kyle and Jackie O for breakfast would kill KIIS in Melbourne completely.

Michael Baxter
8 Jun 2021 - 7:56 pm

Make Sacha Barbour Jase’s co host. They will compliment each other very well

Andrew F
24 Jun 2021 - 1:36 pm

Six weeks later and still no announcement. . . . . . . . . . . . .


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