KIIS FM’s PJ Harding heads home to NZ for the rest of 2020
PJ Harding is heading home to New Zealand, with the KIIS 101.1 Breakfast host flying out from Melbourne today (September 17).
The Jase & PJ show will continue, however, with Harding to broadcast remotely from her homeland for the remainder of 2020.
A spokesperson for ARN confirmed to Radio Today that Harding plans to return to Melbourne at the start of 2021, and that the Jase & PJ show will continue on air as usual for the rest of the year.
Harding shared her experience at the International Airport in Melbourne, which was almost deserted, before she heads for quarantine in NZ.
On her last day in the studio, co-host Jase Hawkins took Harding and listeners down memory lane to help her remember the best things about Melbourne.
It started off as a nice gesture with a paddling pool to remind her of the Mornington Peninsula springs, but as is the way with Jase & PJ, soon took a turn, when producers began pouring wine into the pool.
“I love wine but I don’t know if I like my body doused in it,” she laughed.
“I feel like I’m in the middle of the Yarra Valley.”
Jase & PJ inked a new deal with ARN at the start of the year to remain on KIIS 101.1 Breakfast for another two years, having arrived at the station in 2018.
“Jase & PJ have a genuine friendship and on-air chemistry that makes for great radio,” ARN’s national content director, Duncan Campbell, said at the time of them joining the network.