KIIS Network

ARN is excited to announce the evolution of The 3PM Pick Up in 2017, welcoming high profile personalities Rebecca Judd and Yumi Stynes to host alongside Katie “Monty” Dimond on the national 3pm-4pm show on the KIIS Network in 2017.

ARN’s National content director Duncan Campbell explains the evolution of the show:

“The 3pm Pick Up is an hour of fun stories and hot topics of the day, brought to you by intelligent, interesting women who have a fantastic sense of humour.

“ARN was the first-to-market with a show in this unique 3pm time-slot and position back in 2011, creating an entertaining afternoon show that helps our listeners keep in touch with the real conversations that women are having every day around the country.

“Our new 2017 hosts Monty, Rebecca and Yumi are a mix of media professionals, bloggers, business owners, and mums who have a serious social media footprint that has turned them into personalities with real influence among their engaged audience.”

Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival has a new sponsor in KIIS 101.1

The announcement follows similar ARN event-based partnerships in Sydney with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the City of Sydney.

A Midsumma Night’s KIIS


Hot on the heels of the recent partnership announcement between Sydney’s KIIS 1065 and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras next month, ARN’s KIIS 101.1 is also an official media partner of Melbourne’s premier queer arts and cultural celebration, Midsumma Festival.

The partnership saw KIIS 101.1’s ‘KIIS for Equality’ and ‘KIIS with Pride’ integrated activations come to lifeacross the festival, including a ‘Rainbow KIISing station’, culminating in the participation of yesterday’s annual Pride March.

KIIS drive presenter Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes joined a contingent of KIIS staff and talent through the streets of St Kilda on the annual walk, while drag duo ‘Lady Business’, featuring one of Australia’s best known and award winning Drag Queens, Art Simone, joined along to entertain the crowd.

ARN’s Chief Marketing Officer Anthony Xydis said KIIS 101.1 reflects Melbourne in all its diversity and is proud to embrace the city’s dynamic celebration of equality and inclusiveness.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Midsumma Festival this year - Melbourne’s biggest celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and equality – something we at KIIS 101.1 are passionate about. KIIS 101.1 has always celebrated the best of Melbourne - its culture, great music and lifestyle – and this partnership is a perfect reflection of that.”

Now in its 30th year, Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival features a program of more than 130 events including visual arts, performance, film, parties, sports, and talks. It is on now until Sunday, February 5.

Intern Pete (Peter Deppeler) looked after the top-rating (FM) Kyle & Jackie O Show on KIIS 106.5 Sydney this morning with Kyle away ill.

Well well, Dumb and Dumber are at it again… when will these two fools be sacked?

Aaaand another one.

New TVCs for K&J

Here’s a tip for 97.3 - stop being such a repetitive, boring, stand-for-nothing station. It’s time to bite the bullet and give the market Smooth through the 50-50 JV.

Seriously ARN, get rid of this pig and get some credibility back.

Hughesy and Kate finish up at KIIS.

Soon to be on air somewhere else.

Hughesy and Kate leave KIIS

NZ duo PJ and Jase will be doing brekky on KIIS 101.1 in Melbourne in 2018.

Will & Woody will do National Drive.

Full PR shortly.

ARN announces 2018 KIIS National Network line up

ARN today announce the full 2018 national line up for the KIIS Network, including new nights entertainment show Celeb HQ headlined by Zoe Marshall and John ‘JC’ Caldwell.

Today’s announcement follows ARN’s recent unveiling of the first phase of its transformative 2018 strategy for the KIIS Network, with new national Drive Show ‘Will & Woody’ aka Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw and new Breakfast show ‘Jase & PJ’ aka Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins and Polly ‘PJ’ Harding for Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1.

Celeb HQ will air nationally from 7pm – 8pm, right after Kyle & Jackie O’s Hour of Power, and feature all the latest gossip from Hollywood and home with Zoe Marshal and John ‘JC’ Caldwell, and Craig ‘Lowie’ Low will also contribute special news and features from his base in LA.

The Thinkergirls national nights show won’t return in 2018.

ARN National Content Director, Duncan Campbell said:

“This announcement completes the unveiling of a new strategic direction for the KIIS National Network that has been in planning for the past 12 months.

“KIIS is a vibrant network and this is an exciting evolution for the night schedule with the focus on celebrity news, entertainment and fresh on-air teams. Celebrity HQ is going to be a fun, irreverent and exciting new nights show and I am pleased to welcome Zoe Marshall back to KIIS as she teams up with our resident entertainment reporter JC and Lowie. This new national evening line-up will strengthen and re-energise our offering across the network to be even more competitive in all markets next year and beyond.

“I would like to thank The Thinkergirls – Stacey June and Kristie Mercer – for being part of the KIIS team for the past two years. They have delivered a uniquely entertaining show to a loyal audience and we are working together to explore opportunities for the future.”

Zoe Marshall has worked in the media for the past 10 years as a host on radio and TV and as an online contributor.

Previously one of the hosts of KIIS FM’s 3PM Pick Up, Zoe is married to NRL’s Benji Marshall and is a self-confessed ‘over sharer’. She is host of “The House of Wellness” on Ch7Two every Sunday and has appeared on The Project, Sunrise, The Morning Show and The Daily Edition.

John ‘JC’ Caldwell is the resident entertainment reporter for the KIIS FM Network and the Kyle & Jackie O Show – his passion for entertainment and his natural rapport with global celebrities has made him one of the hottest names in entertainment media in Australia and the US.

Lowie is an award winning Australian comedian, TV and radio host and writer. He has featured on MTV, Fox, Nickelodeon and The Comedy Channel and is currently the host of Lowie Live which can be heard on iHeartRadio.



Sydney: Kyle & Jackie O Melbourne: Jase & PJ Brisbane: Bianca, Terry & Bob
Adelaide: Jodie & SodaPerth: Paul & Lise


Sydney: Gordie Waters Melbourne: Joel Gelding Brisbane: Louise Poole / Daniel Thomas Adelaide: Michelle Murphy Perth: Mark Pascoe / Doug Terry


National: 3PM Pick Up with Monty, Bec Judd & Yumi Stynes


National Drive: Will & Woody


National: Kyle & Jackie O Hour of Power


National: Celeb HQ with Zoe Marshall, JC and Lowie

National: Jase & PJ