Dr Mumbo

Kyle’s back – and so is the first disappointed listener

Pop quiz.

You’re a radio presenter whose show has been on suspension after an exploitative segment went wrong.

On you’re first day back on the air, you tell a member of the public taking part in a quiz that she’s won $900. Do you a) let her keep the money or b) Tell her a few moments later that you’ve made a mistake and it’s actually $800? 

Have a guess which option Kyle Sandilands took this morning.

Still, in the few minutes that Dr Mumbo was listening, he was much moved to hear Hollywood reporter Richard Reid – no doubt entirely spontaneously – share an anecdote with listeners about how big-hearted Kyle is, taking time out of his schedule to talk to sick children on the telephone.

Speaking of which, today’s Daily Telegraph suggests another kid that Sandilands might want to give a call to. The paper alleges this morning that the 2Day FM show held a fund-raising drive, but failed to follow through with all of the cash.

It’s good to have Kyle & Jackie O back on the air, isn’t it?


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