Kyle Sandilands WALKS OFF radio show amid bizarre Alan Jones interview
The Kyle and Jackie O Show was thrown into chaos on Friday morning after Kyle Sandilands returned home early following an undisclosed incident.
Sandilands and co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson were interviewing conservative pundit Alan Jones when the chat was suddenly “gutted” out of tune.
“Dumping” is the radio terminology when a live broadcast is interrupted because there is insufficient airtime (usually around 45 seconds) to censor inappropriate content.
Kyle Sandilands (pictured) quit his KIIS FM show on Friday morning after a segment with Alan Jones was ‘gutted’ from the air
It’s unclear what caused the incident, but KIIS FM abruptly dropped the interview and embarked on about nine minutes of commercials before returning to the airwaves.
Upon their return, a frustrated Sandilands explained that they were in the midst of a “very big situation” and that his lawyers had advised him to leave.
“Communication, when it breaks down internally, anything can happen,” he said.
“So it’s too dangerous for me. My lawyer said “get off the air until everyone sings the same hymnal”.
“It’s no good saying one thing to me and Jackie and telling the staff…” he continued before being censored by a series of beeps.
It’s unclear what caused the incident, but Sandilands said he called his lawyers and was told the situation was “dangerous” for him.
After the beep, Henderson chimed in and said, “How were we going to know?” Communication is key in these situations.
Sandilands then said he was “turning off the microphone” and calling it a day.
It’s unclear what caused all the commotion, but just before the segment was dropped, Sandilands and Jones were discussing how KIIS FM poached talent from Alan’s former 2GB radio network.
The segment was abruptly dropped after Jones (pictured) started talking about being ‘secretly recorded’ during an earlier meltdown from years ago
Sandilands then said that one of the staff they took on, who now works as a panel operator on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, was caught watching YouTube compilation videos of Sandilands and Jones having “collapses”.
Jones then began talking about how he had been “secretly taped”, prompting an audible gasp from Jackie.
As he attempted to tell the story, the segment was then “emptied” of air before a series of pre-recorded commercials began playing for nine minutes before Sandilands and Henderson returned without Jones.
Addressing the incident in a statement to Daily Mail Australia, ARN (Australian Radio Network) said: “Kyle was upset about a segment that was dropped this morning and has decided to give himself a first note and the team.” The guys are back Monday from 6am.
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) let out an audible gasp after Jones claimed he was ‘secretly taped’
Jones hosted a popular breakfast show on 2GB for 18 years before leaving in 2020.
At the time, the millionaire Sydney broadcaster told listeners he was quitting due to health issues.
His departure came following controversy over comments he made about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Jones later apologized for his remarks after sponsors briefly boycotted Macquarie Network, which then owned 2GB.
In 2021, Jones lost his place on Sky News Australia when his contract was not renewed.
Jones hosted a popular breakfast show on 2GB for 18 years before leaving in 2020
Meanwhile, in September, Sandilands went wild on his own radio station in an eight-minute rant after what he perceived as a snub by the company’s publicity team.
The 51-year-old was angry at the lack of media coverage of The Kyle and Jackie O Show’s historic triumph that week, which saw breakfast program KIIS 106.5 record its biggest audience ever in Sydney.
The media glossed over this fact and instead focused on 2GB host Ben Fordham’s market-leading audience share. This is because radio ratings are usually expressed as a percentage share rather than an overall audience count.
Sandilands said the public relations department of KIIS FM’s parent company, ARN, should have issued a press release highlighting his show’s ratings milestone, calling them “losers”, “flops” and ” absolute assholes” for the apparent surveillance.
He referred to an external PR firm contracted by ARN to handle media relations, but Daily Mail Australia understands that PR for the survey results is actually handled internally by ARN.
In September, Sandilands went wild on his own radio station in an eight-minute rant after what he perceived as a snub by the company’s publicity team.
Additionally, The Kyle and Jackie O Show ratings milestone was actually highlighted in a press release issued by ARN after the latest GfK ratings survey.
The release included survey highlights for other ARN stations, including WSFM.
“I’m tired of working here,” Sandilands said live.
“Everyone is a loser, except everyone on this show. Everyone off this show is a huge loser. I’m not kidding.’
He added: “They have no idea. This whole station couldn’t pull a root in a brothel with a wheelbarrow full of cash and a smile. They wouldn’t know, they wouldn’t get screwed. They are too stupid. Fools.
“I’m sick of this group hiring idiots to run things and then it takes them a year to find out this guy is an ad**khead and should be fired. Get rid of the flops. I should run this whole bar.
“I’m tired of working here,” Sandilands said live. ‘Everyone is a loser except everyone on this show. Everyone outside of this show is a huge loser’