ARN extends Kyle & Jackie O until 2034

By AdNews | 22 November 2023
Kyle & Jackie O.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson have re-signed with ARN in a deal that will see the duo remain on air with the network until the end of 2034.

The agreement, announced by Kyle & Jackie O live on air this morning, also marks a new chapter with their breakfast show, The Kyle & Jackie O Show, set to expand into Melbourne in 2024.

The expansion to Melbourne means KIIS 101.1’s Jase & Lauren will not be returning next year.

The Kyle & Jackie O Show will launch on KIIS 101.1 in 2024, with Chemist Warehouse set to expand their current alignment with the brand and become the foundation partner for the show’s first year in Melbourne.

Kyle Sandilands said fans of the show will be "stoked" to hear that this 10-year deal is the longest radio deal in Australian history.

"Love us or loathe us, Jackie and I will be continuing with our politically incorrect nonsense for a long, long time," he said. 

Jackie O said she feels so grateful for the duo's "incredible listeners" who have gone through life with them and will continue to do so for the next 10 years.

“It’s an honour to broadcast to Melbourne again after so many years, and to welcome them back to our craziness is really exciting. After 23 years of broadcasting with Kyle, I still pinch myself that our show continues to grow in ratings and in reach," she said.

The Kyle & Jackie O reached a peak of 17.9% in June, accompanied by a record cumulative audience of 921,000 listeners, marking a milestone unmatched by any other show. ARN and The Kyle & Jackie O Show’s partnership has seen the show maintain its position as #1FM breakfast show for 39 surveys straight, while also claiming #1 overall in Sydney five times this year.

Ciaran Davis, ARN Media CEO and MD, said Kyle and Jackie O have been an unstoppable force over the past decade, and the success of our partnership has surpassed expectations for listeners and commercial clients alike.

"Their ability to connect with their audience is second to none and we're incredibly proud to have them continue as part of the ARN family," he said.

ARN also renewed the contract for GOLD104.3’s #1FM breakfast show talent, Christian O’Connell until 2029 and beyond.

Christian O’Connell said he has nothing but deep gratitude at signing the new long-term deal.

"It means I get to continue building and growing what I’m doing with my positive corner of the radio dial, where I want

my listeners to feel like they belong, and we can share the messiness of being human!” he said.

ARN’s national content director Duncan Campbell said Christian O’Connell has truly won over Melburnians, bringing a unique show and storytelling to the airwaves every weekday morning.

"The show continues to produce consistent and engaging content, which has led to the continued success of the show come ratings time. We look forward to continuing to work with Christian and the team to create more radio magic for Melbourne," he said.

Launching with ARN in June 2018, The Christian O’Connell Show has held the title of Melbourne’s #1FM breakfast show for 27 out of the last 28 surveys. 

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