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Kyle Sandilands says bosses from 2DayFM don’t deserve to work in radio

Kyle Sandilands says his former bosses from 2DayFM don’t deserve to work in radio and are now so poor they can’t even afford phones

The Kyle and Jackie O Show was recently surpassed 2GB’s Ben Fordham to become the No. 1 breakfast radio show in Sydney.

And as he celebrates the victory, Kyle Sandilands has taken a swipe at some of the naysayers from his past.

During an appearance on Sunrise on Wednesday, the 50-year-old was asked about his former network, 2Day FM.

Speaking out: Kyle Sandilands took a swipe at his former network 2DayFM during an interview with Sunrise on Wednesday to discuss The Kyle and Jackie O Show’s recent ratings win

‘In 2013, another network said to you you’ve peaked, you can’t keep it up, you’ll no longer rate. Is this the ultimate revenge?’ asked host David Koch.

Not holding back, Kyle responded: ‘It was actually quite sweet. If only those guys could afford to have phones, I’d have texted them yesterday.

‘They’re all gone. None of them work in radio anymore, I don’t know where they are, and neither they should.’

The Kyle and Jackie O Show was memorably left 2DayFM in 2013 for KIISFM.

Slammed: 'They're all gone!' Kyle said of his old 2DayFM bosses. 'None of them work in radio anymore, I don't know where they are, and neither they should'

Slammed: ‘They’re all gone!’ Kyle said of his old 2DayFM bosses. ‘None of them work in radio anymore, I don’t know where they are, and neither they should’

Kyle also couldn’t resist taking a swipe at 2Day FM while celebrating his KIIS FM show being named Sydney’s No. 1 breakfast program on Tuesday.

The fourth radio survey of the year ranked The Kyle and Jackie O Show ahead of 2GB’s Ben Fordham, marking its first-ever win across both AM and FM bandwidths.

The shock jock, 50, told The Daily Telegraph it was a particularly satisfying day for him after he was told by 2Day FM execs eight years ago he was past his prime.

Having the last laugh: Kyle (pictured with co-host Jackie 'O' Henderson) couldn't resist taking a swipe at his former employer 2Day FM while celebrating his KIIS FM show being ranked Sydney's No. 1 breakfast program on Tuesday

Having the last laugh: Kyle (pictured with co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson) couldn’t resist taking a swipe at his former employer 2Day FM while celebrating his KIIS FM show being ranked Sydney’s No. 1 breakfast program on Tuesday

‘I’m thrilled at having our biggest result ever in the 21 years that Jackie [Henderson] and I have done the show together,’ Kyle said from his holiday home in Queensland.

‘The result comes down to the show’s broad appeal with both the young hip listeners and the on-their-way-out oldies enjoying what we’re doing.

‘A special shout-out today to the radio executives that told Jackie and I in 2013 that our show had peaked and would no longer rate. [And] thank you to most of our listeners for making this the greatest show in the world.’

Undisputed: The fourth radio survey of the year ranked The Kyle and Jackie O Show ahead of 2GB's Ben Fordham (pictured), marking its first-ever win across both AM and FM bandwidths

Undisputed: The fourth radio survey of the year ranked The Kyle and Jackie O Show ahead of 2GB’s Ben Fordham (pictured), marking its first-ever win across both AM and FM bandwidths

Kyle and Jackie left 2Day FM in late 2013 after a long run as Sydney’s No. 1 FM breakfast show, and joined the rebranded KIIS 106.5 the next year.

Southern Cross Austereo execs had expected to retain the duo’s audience after their exit, but listeners instead migrated to KIIS FM.

This resulted in a sharp decline in ratings from which 2Day FM has yet to recover, despite trying numerous breakfast show line-ups.

Confident: 'I'm thrilled at having our biggest result ever in the 21 years that Jackie [Henderson] and I have done the show together,' Kyle said. 'A special shout-out today to the radio executives that told Jackie and I in 2013 that our show had peaked and would no longer rate'

Confident: ‘I’m thrilled at having our biggest result ever in the 21 years that Jackie [Henderson] and I have done the show together,’ Kyle said. ‘A special shout-out today to the radio executives that told Jackie and I in 2013 that our show had peaked and would no longer rate’

Former station: Kyle and Jackie left 2Day FM in late 2013 after a long run as Sydney's No. 1 FM breakfast show, and joined the rebranded KIIS 106.5 the next year

Former station: Kyle and Jackie left 2Day FM in late 2013 after a long run as Sydney’s No. 1 FM breakfast show, and joined the rebranded KIIS 106.5 the next year

The hosts’ split from 2Day FM was an acrimonious one: SCA was happy to reap the benefits of Kyle and Jackie O’s audience when business was good, but rarely defended them during scandals when faced with threats of advertiser boycotts.

They even sacked the show’s executive producer in 2012 over drunken tweets. 

By contrast KIIS FM has been more supportive of its breakfast hosts, standing by them during times of bad press – such as Kyle’s Virgin Mary gaffe from 2019.

Old home: SCA execs had expected to retain the duo's audience after their exit, but listeners instead migrated to KIIS FM. Pictured: 2Day FM's Kyle and Jackie O website from circa 2012

Old home: SCA execs had expected to retain the duo’s audience after their exit, but listeners instead migrated to KIIS FM. Pictured: 2Day FM’s Kyle and Jackie O website from circa 2012

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