The Kyle and Jackie O Show

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The Kyle and Jackie O Show
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Other names Kyle & Jackie O
Genre Celebrity, comedy, talk, music
Running time 210 minutes (6:00–9:30am)
Country Australia Australia
Language(s) English
Home station KIIS 106.5
Syndicates Mix Network
Ace Radio Network
Super Radio Network
TV adaptations Kyle & Jackie O TV: Behind-the-Scenes (Online)[1]
Host(s) Kyle Sandilands
Jackie Henderson
Creator(s) Kyle Sandilands
Jackie Henderson
Exec. producer(s) Simon Greally
Recording studio Sydney, New South Wales
Air dates 16 January 2005 to 29 November 2013 (2DayFM)
20 January 2014 to present (KIIS 106.5)
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Website The Kyle & Jackie O Show: Official Site
Podcast The Kyle & Jackie O Show: Podcasts

The Kyle and Jackie O Show is an Australian breakfast radio show hosted by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O previously on 2DayFM but presently on KIIS 106.5 in Sydney. Syndicated to over 78 radio stations nationwide, the show has been airing since 16 January 2005. [2][3]

The Kyle and Jackie O Show has been Sydney's top-rated FM radio breakfast show for four consecutive years,[4] and the program is a 9-time winner and 36-time finalist of the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

On 1 November 2013, it was announced the radio show will end on 2DayFM 2013 and move to rival station, KIIS 106.5 from 2014.[5]

Kyle and Jackie O instantly went to Number 1 in the first radio survey for 2014, Kyle and Jackie O's former station instantly lost the #1 spot to Kyle and Jackie O's new home KIIS 106.5.

The Kyle and Jackie O Show resumed 20 January 2014 on new station KIIS 106.5 with nightly "best bit's" program networked on The Australian Radio Network, (ARN) and regional radio stations.

2014 also saw Kyle and Jackie O's new show, A-List with Kyle and Jackie O created; aired on KIIS 106.5, in Sydney, and be exported globally. The three hour show is a countdown and hottest hits style program "all the biggest stars" with all the top charting songs.


The Kyle and Jackie O Show airs weekdays in the breakfast radio time-slot from 6 am to 9:30 am on KIIS 106.5, whilst their syndicated show, The Kyle and Jackie O Hour of Power, airs in metro markets from 6 p.m to 7 p.m each weeknight on the Mix Network in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, plus in regional areas on a number of FM stations in the Ace Radio and Super Radio networks.

From November 2009 until December 2011, Kyle and Jackie O were also broadcast nationally on Saturdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. during the syndicated Take 40 Australia show. Jackie O continued to the show until 2013 before defecting to KIIS 106.5.They now present A-List with Kyle and Jackie O which broadcasts on KIIS 106.5 and on a number of regional stations in Australia and worldwide [6]

Show format[edit]

The show features a mix of music, celebrity interviews, gossip, talkback topics, giveaways, and stunts.

Regular features[edit]

Jackie's O News[edit]

Presented every hour, Jackie's O News features Jackie delivering the morning's celebrity gossip and news. Due to the popularity and longevity of this feature, Jackie's O News will often "break" local and international celebrity news stories.

Notable breaking stories have included the revealing of the names of finalists for the Gold Logie.

Spoilers and leaks are also aired during the segment. In November 2010, the name of a dying character in the hit TV show Packed to the Rafters was revealed.[7]

The Pop Quiz[edit]

Every morning at 8 a.m. a listener is selected to answer 10 questions correctly within 60 seconds. The listener wins $100 for each correct answer, but is eligible for a the top prize only if all 10 are answered correctly. Prior to their defection to KIIS, to Pop Quiz was $10000 and was played at 7am. Late in 2012, the $10,000 Pop Quiz eventually changed format to become the $50,000 Pop Quiz every weekday, which was won on 26 November 2012. The Pop Quiz varies from $5000, $10000, $12000, $15000 or $20000[8]

In its history, the Pop Quiz has given away in excess of $1 million, making it Sydney's "richest" cash radio contest.[9]


Every morning at 6:30 a.m., a listener who is celebrating their birthday receives a prize, which is determined spinning the "Birthday Wheel". This was originally a small wooden wheel, but in January 2011 a new wheel was commissioned that includes hundreds of LED lights. The listener then picks a song to be played on-air. They have the choice of Kyle or Jackie O's song[10]

Last Calls[edit]

At the end of the show, listeners can call 13 1065 to talk about anything

Other segments[edit]


Kyle and Jackie sometimes play KIIS STARS. At 7am, listeners call up to successfully identify 5 Artists saying "KIIS" $106 is won if 1 is identified, if all 5 are identified, listeners can win $10000

What's in Jackie's Mouth?[edit]

Just after 6am, Jackie places an item in her mouth. Listeners are given clues to what the object is. The listener who correctly identifies the object wins a prize, usually concert tickets. This game is alternating between others.


Just after 6am, a listener calls up and is automatically given $1000. The listener is given 4 categories and must bet a certain amount on each category in order to obtain the $1000. This game is alternating between others.


Just after 6am, listeners phone in to play 5-in-10. The team give out a broad category and listeners must identify 5 specific items of that area in 10 seconds. This game is alternating between others.

Dead or Alive[edit]

Listeners are asked if particular movie stars die or stay alive in a particular movie. If listeners correctly identify, they win the corresponding prize.

The show's rating and audience[edit]

As of April 2014, The Kyle and Jackie O Show had a 10.9 market share in the breakfast shift in Sydney, with a higher cumulative audience than any other show in Sydney.[11] The show is the most successful FM breakfast show in its time-slot, clearing the competition by 3.3 points.[12] (As of June 2011, The Kyle and Jackie O Show had a 3.3% higher share than its rivals at Nova 96.9.)[11][13]

The syndicated Kyle and Jackie O Show: Hour of Power airs nationally on a multitude of regional radio stations, reaching 5.3 million Australians on the Mix Network and an additional 6.4 million Australians on Southern Cross Media's regional stations.[3] Kyle and Jackie O's national Saturday show, Take 40 Australia, attracts an audience of more than 1.2 million listeners.[6] After the show commenced in the Sydney breakfast market in January 2004, it needed only 12 months to claim the top spot in the FM ratings.[14]

Show's team members[edit]

The Kyle and Jackie O Show has a total of five content producers and three audio producers.

The show is overseen by 2Day FM's Head of Content (and formerly the show's Executive Producer), Derek "DB" Bargwanna.

According to Media Week Australia, The Kyle and Jackie O Show's content production team is one of Australia's most formidable production teams.

The show's producers reportedly work 12 hours a day or more in order to keep the show's ratings at number 1.[15]

Kyle Sandilands 
Host, anchor, and panel operator of the show.
Jackie O 
Host of the show and segment presenter for O News and Jackie's Inbox.

Derek "DB" Bargwanna 
KIIS 1065 head of content. He has been the show's content director since August 2008.[16] Was previously the show's executive producer.[17]
Simon Greally 
Show's Executive Producer
Intern Pete 
The show's "intern." He is set tasks and challenges in order to keep his position at the station

Fill-in hosts[edit]

Notable celebrity guests[edit]

Australian Commercial Radio Awards[edit]

Since 2004, The Kyle & Jackie O Show has been a 36-time finalist and a 9-time winner of the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Molly Meldrum Telephone Scam[72] Best Comedy Segment Won
2004 The Kyle and Jackie O Show Best On-Air Team Nominated
2004 Live from the ARIAs 2003 Best Music Special Nominated
2005 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[73] Best Networked Program Nominated
2005 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[73] Best On-Air Team Nominated
2005 Geoff Field[73] Best News Presenter Nominated
2006 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[74] Best Networked Program Nominated
2006 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[74] Best on Air Team Won
2006 Sydney's First Illegal Gay Wedding[75] Best Station Promotion Nominated
2007 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[76] Best On-Air Team Won
2007 Derek Bargwanna[76] Best Show Producer Won
2007 Kyle and Jackie O Boost Your Life[76] Best Station Promotion Won
2007 Geoff Field[77] Best News Presenter Nominated
2007 Kyle and Jackie O's Hour of Power with Robbie Williams[77] Best Music Special Nominated
2007 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[77] Best Networked Program Nominated
2007 Kyle and Jackie O's Hour of No Power[77] Best Community Service Project Nominated
2008 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[78] Best On-Air Team Nominated
2008 Geoff Field[78] Best News Presenter Nominated
2008 Ten Things I Hate About You[78] Best Music Special Nominated
2008 Kyle and Jackie O's Nude Wedding[78] Best Station Promotion Nominated
2008 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[78] Best Networked Program Nominated
2008 Kyle and Jackie O's Priscilla with the Stars[78] Best Sales Promotion Nominated
2009 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[79] Best On-Air Team Nominated
2009 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[79] Best Networked Program Nominated
2009 Kyle and Jackie O's Heartless Hotline[79] Best Station Promotion Nominated
2009 Pink Meet and Greet[79] Best Music Special Nominated
2009 Geoff Field[79] Best News Presenter Nominated
2010 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[80] Best On-Air Team Nominated
2010 Sarah McGilvray[80] Best Show Producer Nominated
2010 Dinner with Kyle, Jackie O and Chris Noth[80] Best Station Promotion Nominated
2011 Sophie Monk[81] Best Newcomer Off-Air Nominated
2011 Gemma O'Neill[82] Best Show Producer Won
2011 Derek Bargwanna[82] Best Program Director Won
2011 Dan Bozykowski[82] Best Achievement in Production Nominated
2011 The Kyle and Jackie O Show[82] Best On-Air Team Won
2011 The World Famous Rooftop Series[82] Best On-Air Team Won


In August 2009, Kyle and Jackie O were suspended following a segment in which they put a 14-year-old girl on a lie-detector and then asked her about her sexual history.[83] Following this incident, a full-time censor was brought on board.[84] Despite the suspension, Kyle and Jackie O maintained their number-one position in the market, and the show actually grew .6 percentage points.[85]

In September 2009, Sandilands apologised after making an on-air remark about how actor Magda Szubanski could lose a lot more weight if she had spent time in a concentration camp. Although Szubanski indicated that it was a "beat up" and that she "couldn't care less," Sandilands was still suspended.[86]

In July 2011, Sandilands made headlines after stating that Australian model Megan Gale was a "phony" and that he "never liked her". Gale's management responded by cancelling Gale's upcoming interview on the show.[87] Later that week, model Charlotte Dawson hit out at Sandilands on her Twitter account, saying that he could "f*** off".[88]

In August 2011, Sandilands faced criticism from the Indian community over comments he made on the show about the cleanliness of the Ganges River.[89] The Universal Society of Hinduism later admitted that there was no malice behind Sandilands's comments and accepted his reasoning.

See also[edit]


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  6. ^ a b Take 40 Australia
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  29. ^ Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler in awe of Brad Blanks | 2DayFM
  30. ^ Angelina Jolie Congratulates Jackie O | Kyle and Jackie O | 2DayFM
  31. ^ Tropic Thunder - Ben Stiller - Interview | Music | 2DayFM
  32. ^ Kyle and Jackie O With Beyonce
  33. ^ Angelina Jolie Parade | Angelina Jolie interview | Angelina Jolie talks Brad Pitt | Gossip Cop
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  44. ^ Jay Z For President? | Money, Power, Politics? What Is Next For Him
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  46. ^ VIDEO: J.Lo Talks About Her Break Down | Find Out Why Idol Filming Was Stopped
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  53. ^ Kyle and Jackie O in LA Interviews
  54. ^ Kristen Stewart and The Kyle and Jackie O Show - Coolspotters
  55. ^ Lady Gaga Co-Hosts With Kyle and Jackie O
  56. ^ Leonardo Loves Kate Winslet?
  57. ^ Mark Wahlberg To Become A Pro Boxer? | Star Interviews | 2DayFM
  58. ^ Natalie Portman's Baby Making Bliss | Kyle and Jackie O | 2DayFM
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  62. ^ Reese Witherspoon Doesn't Like To Talk | Kyle and Jackie O | 2DayFM
  63. ^ Robert Pattinson Wants Meaningful Relationships | Kyle and Jackie O | 2DayFM
  64. ^ Kyle and Jackie O's 2008 Guests
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  66. ^ Kyle and Jackie O's Guests 2010 | Hour Of Power, Australia
  67. ^ Sir Elton John | Kyle and Jackie O | 2DayFM
  68. ^ Taylor Swift's Album Confessions | Kyle and Jackie O | 2DayFM
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  70. ^ Hancock - Will Smith - Interview 1 | Music | 2DayFM
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  84. ^ Schwartzkoff, Louise (29 November 2010). "Confessions of a talkback radio producer". The Brisbane Times. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  85. ^ Kyle & Jackie O still Sydney’s top rating FM breakfast show - mUmBRELLA
  86. ^ Bodey, Michael (9 September 2009). "Kyle Sandilands' career in doubt over comments made about Magda Szubanski". The Australian. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  87. ^ "Kyle Sandilands says Megan Gale is a phony". Herald Sun. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  88. ^ Reines, Roz (3 July 2011). "Could Kyle's celeb rebellion be the start of a trend of honesty?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  89. ^ "Oz radio host who called river Ganga 'junkyard' says sorry". Hindustan Times. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 

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