KIIS 101.1: The Team Builds

Staff Writer

The week of announcements around the country. 

At ARN they have announced a number of new key appointments for Melbourne’s new radio station, KIIS 101.1, launching on January 19.


Sacha French joins KIIS 101.1 as Executive Producer of the new national drive show with Hughesy and Kate in 2015.

Sacha began her career in radio in New Zealand but is no stranger to Hughesy and Kate, having been their producer when at NOVA 100. In 2014, she produced the national drive show on Triple M – The One Percenters.


Assisting Sacha in drive is Sarah Griffith, who will also be producing 3PM Pick Up. Sarah is already a part of the ARN family, coming from Mix 106.3 in Canberra where she is currently Breakfast EP. Sarah has also worked at 2DAYFM and MMM in Sydney producing shows like Dan & Maz, Merrick and the Highway Patrol and the Hot 30.

As we told you yesterday Matt Acton will also be joining KIIS 101.1 drive as the anchor with Hughesy and Kate. Matt has been with SCA for the last 12 years, most recently on SEA FM Gold Coast breakfast.

Talking breakfast, Cushla Travers joins KIIS 101.1 as Executive Producer of Matt Tilley and Jane Hall for Breakfast, replacing Brooke Bayes’ on maternity leave.

An experienced producer in news and entertainment radio, Cushla boasts production credits in TV and live comedy to boot. For the last year, she has produced Melbourne's #1 breakfast program – Ross Stevenson and John Burns on 3AW. She has also produced with newsmakers Neil Mitchell and Tom Elliott, as well as gigs at Fox FM, & Triple M.

And finally Simon Baggs will be travelling south in 2015 to join the new Breakfast team on KIIS 101.1 anchoring Matt Tilley and Jane Hall for Breakfast. Simon joined ARN in 2013 and in 2014 was an announcer on KIIS 1065

ARN National Content Director, Duncan Campbell said: “The calibre of people joining ARN is extraordinary and will further strengthen the content team in Melbourne on KIIS 101.1 and give us every chance of success in 2015.”


KIIS 101.1 launches in Melbourne on Monday 19 January

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