Scandilands: “2DayFM and Nova, you’re in my sights”
Kyle Sandilands has put Nova and 2Day FM on notice today following Monday night’s episode of Media Watch in which it aired a segment titled ‘Two cities, one prize on Nova stations’.
The ABC TV show labelled NOVA Entertainment “downright dishonest” and called out the network over its on-air workdays competitions in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Host Paul Barry called into question the network’s sharing of winners between the two markets – broadcast with localised breaks – was “naughty”.
“So how does it work? Well, Nova’s Morning and Afternoon programs are made in Sydney but broadcast in Melbourne too,” commented Barry.
“And winners in each city are also made to double up.
“Nova’s host makes just one phone call but cuts in a new fake question to change the Melbourne or the Sydney reference.
“And they do it all the time. And it’s not just with tickets. Nova also does it with $1000 cash prizes.
And that got Sandilands on the offensive, and ready to lift the lid on some of his competitor’s tactics. “Bringing down the opposition is on Thursday,” he said at 6:40am this morning.
“Nova, you should change your billboards to ‘it’s all over for Nova’ – and those clowns at 2DayFM, don’t think you get out of it either.
“You’re going to cop it as well. I’ve been digging around,” he said. “I’ve got some great shit on people, things that people have done bad.
The KIIS 106.5 resident shock jock wrapped up the five-minute segment by informing listeners, and undoubtedly his competitors and perhaps their lawyers, to tune in on Thursday.
“Thursday,” he warned. “Write it down. 2DayFM and Nova, you’re in my sights. I have to tell everyone: there’s some bad shit going on.”