Too much on their plate? New KIIS Melbourne breakfast duo to continue doing NZ drive show
Australian-bound radio duo Jase & PJ announced their NZ drive show replacements yesterday, but it’s not who you would expect.
Jase Hawkins (an Aussie ex-pat) and Polly “PJ” Harding – who will be bringing their awkward antics to KIIS Melbourne for breakfast next year as a replacement for Matt & Meshel – confirmed that they will continue to host ZM’s drive show, broadcasting out of Australia.
In terms of on-air hours – presuming that their current four-hour drive timeslot remains the same – equates to about 3,075 hours behind the mic in 2018.
The pair revealed the news on-air yesterday afternoon, which came as a relief to listeners who assumed the worst after hearing the drive hosts would be moving on after almost seven years.
“Who better to replace us than us?” Hawkins joked.
“Can’t wait to have you driving us home next year, even if it’s from overseas,” their current station ZM wrote in a blog post confirming the news.
There is no denying they are hard workers – in May this year the duo completed a 52-hour radio marathon, going one hour better than their broadcasting effort for charity in 2016.
They spent 52 hours in the studio, on-air and on a Facebook livestream with no sleep and no breaks, while also being required to speak after every two to four songs so they audience know they were still there.