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Hamish & Andy fire first shots with Kyle and Jackie O cannon jibe

Fresh from being launched from a cannon into Sydney harbour to celebrate their official ‘launch’ back onto the Hit Network Hamish Blake and Andy Lee hosted a party for a few of their closest friends, advertisers and media buyers.

Just watched Andy launch the @hamishandandy radio show by getting shot out of a cannon! 💣

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Southern Cross Austereo threw a bit of cash at the event, pulling in a range of talent from across the network and flying in some top media buyers from markets like Perth and Adelaide for the shindig on the rather ‘understated’ Starship Sydney boat.

But inevitably it was Hamish and Andy who stole the show with just five minutes on stage in which they managed to mention their ambitions to do soft core porn, have a dig at new CEO Grant Blackley’s pay packet, and a claim the cannon stunt as their first victory over rivals KiisFM, and in particular former 2DayFM brekie hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, who apparently also wanted to book the same cannon this week. 

Andy said: “I said to the guy there’s surely not enough compressed air in the world to launch Kyle – even if you upgraded to explosives.”

Hamish quipped: “I don’t know if this counts as the first win against Kiis but we’lll take it on day one – we got the cannon.” You can hear their few minutes of on-stage banter below.

Interesting to note in an interview in the News Corp papers on Sunday the pair were keen to say they didn’t want to get involved in mud slinging with their competitors.

“But there are literally about 10 people in the whole world who either own radio stations or work for them that like to, I guess, talk about it and throw barbs at each other in the press, and we are not in that group.

“We just turn up and do our job, and some people will listen and some people won’t, and that’s literally the long and the short of it.”

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