Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson, hosts of The Kyle & Jackie O Show on KIIS 1065, based in Sydney, were inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the 33rd annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards on Oct. 29
On air together for more than 22 years, the radio duo was honored with the Hall of Fame accolade at the gala event in front of their peers and close to 1000 guests. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry.
Kyle & Jackie O are one of the most successful breakfast teams in the history of Australian radio. Their Sydney breakfast show has been the number one FM station for 30 consecutive surveys. It is also syndicated as an “Hour of Power” across five metro stations and 21 regional stations, reaching 1.3 million people each week.
The duo began broadcasting together in 2000 on Sydney’s 2Day FM before moving to KIIS in January 2014. Ford Ennals, CEO of Commercial Radio & Audio, the event’s organizer, congratulated them on their achievement. “Kyle and Jackie O are one of the greatest teams in the history of modern radio. Their on-air chemistry, authenticity and deep connection with their audience have demonstrated the power of radio and made them two of Australia’s most recognizable and successful media personalities. Their show has also made an enormous contribution to the community through raising awareness and support for many worthy causes and charities.”
“Over the years, their show has had many contributors and producers, who should also take pride in the news of their Commercial Radio Hall of Fame induction tonight,” he added.