Kyle Sandilands lashes Radio Today over ‘penis pageant’ coverage
KIIS FM Breakfast host Kyle Sandilands has revealed his much-hyped penis pageant will proceed.
The concept is akin to Puppetry of the Penis (as documented by Mick Molloy), and the more current ‘Cocktober’ running on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show this month.
Talking to his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson on Wednesday’s show, Sandilands was adamant that the pageant is going ahead in January, despite some reservations from senior management at parent company Australian Radio Network (ARN).
“It’s definitely happening,” the shock jock said, before lashing this website for its coverage of his clash with content chief Duncan Campbell over the controversial idea.
Radio Today discussed Sandilands’ ambitions to broadcast a penis pageant on last week’s episode of the Radio Today podcast, where editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor – or, as Sandilands put it, “two people I’ve never heard of in my life” – debated the ethical dilemma.
“They don’t really know what they’re talking about… it’s ridiculous,” Sandilands told Henderson and newsreader Brooklyn Ross. “How are these people running a radio website?”
“The most talked-about radio segment that’s never happened,” Ross, quite rightly, quipped.
For the record, Challenor remains pro the penis pageant, while Kelly remains against the idea. Listen to the full audio below – all 14 minutes of it – from Wednesday’s Kyle & Jackie O Show.
Sandilands revealed his ongoing frustrations on-air last week, noting he’d concocted the penis pageant years ago, but the idea had been stymied by management. When Stern’s ‘Cocktober’ launched, he was frustrated he’d been pipped at the post.
“This is what upsets me, because two years ago I came up with this idea, and we’ve been bullshitted and conned and lied, and people have got in our way,” he said.
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