The Kyle and Jackie O Show is pulled from the air due to an ’emergency’ as alarms go off in the studio
The Kyle and Jackie O Show was unexpectedly pulled from the airwaves at around 10:15am on Friday morning due to an unspecified ’emergency’.
During a live broadcast, which had running significantly overtime, an alarm began sounding in the studio and the building had to be evacuated.
KIIS FM executive producer Sonia Jahshan interrupted the show to tell hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson they had to immediately leave.
What’s going on? The Kyle and Jackie O Show was unexpectedly pulled from the airwaves at around 10:15am on Friday morning due to an unspecified ’emergency’. Pictured: Host Kyle Sandilands (centre) and newsreader Brooklyn Ross (left)
Kyle and Jackie O is broadcast from KIIS 106.5’s headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney.
It is unclear what caused the alarm but it could have possibly been a routine fire drill. Daily Mail Australia has contacted the show’s publicists for comment.
Kyle, 47, appeared to take the calamity in his stride, casually telling listeners: ‘I have to walk down the stairs? Is there a slide?’
Emergency: During a live broadcast, which had running significantly overtime, an alarm began sounding in the studio and the building had to be evacuated. Pictured: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson
‘If we don’t burn to death, we’ll be back on Monday,’ he added.
After evacuating the studio, the Kyle and Jackie O broadcast cut to music and commercials and was not resumed.
When programming started again on KIIS FM, mid-morning presenter Gordie Waters was on the air.
The in-studio emergency comes after Kyle and Jackie O topped the Sydney radio ratings with a 10.1 per cent market share.
Despite dipping slightly by 0.4 per cent since the last survey, the program remained ahead of Nova FM’s Fitzy & Wippa and 2DayFM’s Grant, Ed & Ash.
The survey period was from Sunday, January 20 to Saturday, March 2.