Kyle Sandilands lashes Radio Today over ‘penis pageant’ coverage

Staff Writer

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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21 Oct 2020 - 12:04 pm

Personally I think Kyle is not funny at all, more bit ignorant. Theirs breakfast show is for brainwashed people…

Mick C
21 Oct 2020 - 12:16 pm

Hkn I agree 100%

And think he should be taken off air.

But hang on he brings in money for the station.

Maybe advertisers should seriously think about pulling their adds from his show

21 Oct 2020 - 12:49 pm

The genius in this, is the fact that it is being talked about so much, despite the fact it’s a segment that’s never happened. I love it.

Absolute genius.

Peter Johnson
21 Oct 2020 - 5:43 pm

Vivienne Kelly, like most social warriors, has no sense of humour

    22 Oct 2020 - 10:32 am

    Peter Johnson, like most keyboard warriors, has an embarrassing email address, opinions not based on fact, and an axe to grind with outspoken women.

Mrs Claus
21 Oct 2020 - 6:47 pm

Kyle looks more and more like Santa each day that passes….

I’d never guess he is yet to hit 50.

More like over 60…

22 Oct 2020 - 7:22 am

Kyle Sandilands is an absolute genius I live in Thailand & listen to the k&J podcast everyday.

The fact that this competition hasn’t even started but has gained so much discussion just proves why Sandilands & Jackie O are number one.

Hail to King Kyle

22 Oct 2020 - 10:43 am

Actually it’s a Howard Stern thing he’s been doing it for years.

Peter Johnson
22 Oct 2020 - 10:56 am

Vivienne, I didn’t mean to hit a raw nerve with you. I just think you clearly don’t get the joke

22 Oct 2020 - 1:39 pm

He is very quick witted but most of his humour is pretty crass. It gets a bit repetitive and predictable. He tends to be negative and derogatory with his comments about people mostly from what I have heard.
Australia seems to love that style though… what do I know…

22 Oct 2020 - 9:30 pm

Santa sleeze claus,
Put down the mic Kyle and act your age, as your not 21 any more and the jokes are tired and vulgar.
Jackie should retire from teenagey trash talk too and try something more mature base radio for her age.


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