Revenge is a dish best served cold! Lauren Phillips and Jase Hawkins wage huge radio war against Kyle and Jackie O in Melbourne after getting sacked from KIIS FM – as Nova picks up their show
Lauren Phillips and Jase Hawkins will be pitted against Kyle and Jackie O in Melbourne after Nova 100 picked up their hectic breakfast show.
The radio duo, who were replaced by KIIS FM stars Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson amid their historic $200 million 10-year radio expansion to Melbourne, will now appear in the same timeslot as their former colleagues in the Victorian capital.
Nova Entertainment announced Friday that the broadcasters will replace their network’s current breakfast show team Ben Harvey, Liam Stapleton and Belle Jackson.
“I am very excited to join the Nova family,” Lauren, 41, said in a statement.
“I’ve been a fan of the station for a long time and joining Nova 100 is truly a dream come true.”
Lauren Phillips and Jase Hawkins’ radio careers have been saved after they were brutally dumped from Melbourne’s KIIS FM last year. Both pictured
She added: ‘I’ve made the most of having a few months off, but my plans to become a professional dog walker are now on hold and I’m so ready to be back here in Melbourne with Jase. work.’
Meanwhile, Jase (42) said: ‘I’m ready to have a job again. I’m even more over the moon that we can join Nova.’
“My whole career I’ve always wanted to be a part of this network, it’s the perfect match for Loz and I. So, I’m sorry Nova, we’re never leaving,” he added.
The radio duo, who were replaced by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson amid their historic $200 million 10-year radio expansion into the Victorian capital, have been snapped up by Nova 100 as part of a new breakfast series
Nova Entertainment announced Friday that the broadcasters will make the jump, replacing their network’s current breakfast show team Ben Harvey, Liam Stapleton and Belle Jackson. All pictured
‘Melbourne, we’re back! So join us and come over to Nova.’
Nova 100’s current breakfast team, Ben, Liam & Belle, will host a brand new national show, Late Drive, airing weekdays from 6pm to 8pm.
Jase and Lauren recorded their final KISS FM show on December 1, while ARN released a statement earlier this year revealing that Byron Cooke will remain on KIIS 101.1 through the summer before Kyle and Jackie O make their way south.
In November, Sydney-based radio duo Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ signed a record-breaking $200 million, 10-year deal live on air – keeping them on the airwaves until 2034.
A spokesperson for ARN confirmed to USA Online Post Australia the deal for the Sydney duo meant their work friends Jase Hawkins and Lauren Phillips were out of work and finished their breakfast show in Melbourne in December.
Jase (left) and Lauren (right) were out of work and their Melbourne breakfast show ended in December
Lauren broke down in tears as she broke the news to her listeners, sobbing that she didn’t want to ‘say goodbye to Melbourne.
Jase and Lauren’s show has been successful for KIIS FM, bringing in new listeners for the station and sitting third in the Melbourne market behind Fox FM’s Fifi Fev & Nick and GOLD104.3’s Christian O’Connell.
In a statement celebrating the historic contract renewal, Sandilands said: ‘Fans of the show will be thrilled to hear that this 10-year contract is the longest radio deal in Australian history.
KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ have confirmed their historic new radio deal which will see them expand from Sydney to Victoria’s capital
“Love us or loathe us, Jackie and I will continue our politically incorrect nonsense for a long, long time.”
He added: ‘We want to thank the listeners. Staff. All the customers. Even senior management, I’ll give a nod. They actually did something brilliant.’
The duo will dominate markets beyond their Sydney-based audience and extend their reach to Melbourne for the first time.
One unique clause in the contract was reported to give Sandilands the ability to broadcast the show from ‘anywhere on earth’.
The shock jock has often worked on the KIIS FM show from Los Angeles and elsewhere, so the new contract will give him the flexibility to continue broadcasting from wherever he wants.