KIIS Melbourne launches competition to guess Jase Hawkins’ new co-host
Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1 is giving listeners the chance to predict Jase Hawkins’ incoming co-host through an on-air game of Guess Who.
Kicking off on the station this morning, ‘Co-Host Who?’ will operate in a similar fashion to the classic board game, with listeners ringing into the station to ask questions and try and guess who Polly ‘PJ’ Harding’s replacement will be.
“Rather than just saying the name and bring them into the studio, I’d rather do the commercial radio thing and try drag this out as much as I can,” Hawkins said of the competition.
“To have a bit of fun and announce PJ’s replacement, over the next couple of days I want to play ‘Co-host Who?’”
Some of the potential co-hosts to appear on the board include Yvie Jones, Abbie Chatfield, Jane Kennedy, Sam Frost, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Sam Armytage.
Fifi Box, Carrie Bickmore, Dave Thornton, Waleed Aly Brendan Fevola, Dannii Minogue, Lauren Phillips, Kate Langbroek and Brooke Blurton also appear as possible players on the KIIS FM ‘Co-Host Who?’ board.
Bec Judd and Olympia Valance, who were both listed on the board, were eliminated from the running this morning after listeners confirmed that the new co-host was not a comedian or in a relationship with a current or former AFL player.
According to the station’s original timeline, the new show should have been revealed prior to the most recent survey break.
However, the announcement of Harding’s replacement was pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, with an illness in Hawkins’ family also adding to the delay, according to the Australian Radio Network (ARN).
It then appeared as if the new show would be revealed this morning, however the game launched instead.