A source has told the Daily Telegraph last weekend, Southern Cross Austereo is despereate to return Kyle and Jackie O to their radio station, Today FM. Reports say they were prepared to pay $10 million to make it happen but both stars have slammed the news as being untrue.
Today FM have supposedly struggled to find a successful team to fill the breakfast slot, since they left in 2013 for Kiis FM. Current breakfast presenters Rove Mcmanus and Sam Frost have attracted only a mere 3 percent audience share, while Kyle and Jackie O held a 10.1 percent audience for Kiis.
“We’re not going back there. They’ve got Rove and Sam. Isn’t that doing well for them!”
– Kyle Sandilands
Speaking on air this morning though, the two have denied ever planning of going back to their home network. “Let me just go on record saying, ‘I would never go back to Austereo even if they gave me the radio station’,” said Kyle. “If they said, ‘Here, you own it now,’ I would say, ‘No thanks’.” “I haven’t had any contact from them,” she said.
The pair have both denied the outrageous offer to get them back with $10 million. Andrew Hawkins, Kyle’s business manager has told all papers, the pair are happy where they are and do not plan on leaving 106.5FM.
This is not the first time Kyle has poked fun at the duo, as two weeks ago, he suggested the Bachelorette star will be sacked due to poor ratings. “They will blame that poor girl for the ratings so they will replace her. She doesn’t have the radio skills. She is a sweetheart and a lovely thing but they will keep blaming people until they realise it [low ratings] keeps happening” he said on live radio.
Kyle continued having controversial view points as he said “Where they have gone wrong with Rove is he just doesn’t translate on radio … the problem is most of his humour is in his facial expression and you don’t see it.”
Kyle and Jackie O are currently the number one FM breakfast show in Sydney with a 10.1 per cent audience share, followed by WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda (7.2) and Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa (7.1).