Kyle & Jackie O back on air on Tuesday – with time delay

The Kyle & Jackie O Show will return to the airwaves next Tuesday, with a time delay in place, Austereo has announced.  

The pair’s 2Day FM show – which also appears as highlights on the rest of the Austereo network – has been suspended since a few days after a 14-year-old girl taking part in a lie detector segment said live on air that she had been raped.

A growing public, media and advertiser backlash led to the show – Sydney’s best rating FM breakfast programme – being taken off air. Kyle Sandilands was also removed as a judge on Ten’s Australian Idol.

Austereo said in a statement today:

“Kyle and Jackie O will return on Tuesday 18th August, 2009.

“Through an internal review, 2DAYFM has identified certain procedures that allowed this segment to go to air. Following this review, 2DAYFM stands behind Kyle and Jackie O. The station has implemented new structures and systems in relation to the use of time delay, pre-recording and procedures dealing with interviews, to avoid a repetition of the occurrence on 29 July 2009.

“2DAY FM and Kyle and Jackie O understand the gravity of this matter, sincerely regret the segment and apologise to the participants and audiences who were offended.”


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