The KIIS summer fling with Sophie and Matty

ARN this morning announced its plans for the summer break with Sophie Monk & Matty Acton teaming up for The Summer Fling across KIIS Sydney and Melbourne.

Starting in December just in time for the Summer break, Sophie & Matty will be joined every morning by gossip guru Richard Reid and Bachelor favourite Heather Maltman will be a regular on air with her picks of this summer’s best movies.

Entertainment Journalist, James Weir from will also be a regular on the show with the latest local news, gossip and views.

ARN’s National Content Director, Duncan Campbell said:

“It may be a ratings rest period but we know that listening habits really don’t change over the Summer break. If anything, fans are actually listening for longer periods of time, so having a fantastic show on air is great news for both our audiences and advertisers.It’s also the perfect way for us to nurture and further develop talent within the network.”

Sophie, has been working with KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O Breakfast Show this year on a series of fun ‘Double Dare’ segments.

Sophie said:

“I’m super excited to be waking up Sydney and Melbourne with Matty for summer on KIIS. Matty is a legend and not precious at all, so it’ll be a fun and unscripted show… I just wish breakfast radio started at 10am.”

Listeners would have heard Matty in the afternoon as anchor for the national Hughesy & Kate Drive Show on KIIS.

Matty said:

“Forget the long steamy nights, it’s all about the hot Summer mornings! I can’t wait to be hanging out with Sophie on the radio every morning. We’re going to have heaps of celebrity interviews, gossip and great guests to keep you entertained whether you are chilling at the beach or on your way to work.” 

The Summer Fling isn’t stopping there giving a big opportunity to the ARN’s Agency Sales in Sydney and Melbourne.  One of their agency clients will have the chance to win their own guest spot on air at The Summer Fling.  All they need to do is upload a short audition video to their socials, showing their best reporting skills and tagging #ARNSummerFling.

Auditions will be seen by some of the best Content Directors in the country and narrowed down to three finalists in each Sydney and Melbourne. The three state finalists’ entry videos will then be uploaded to and their colleagues will have the opportunity to vote for the two winners who will appear on air with Matty & Sophie in either Melbourne or Sydney. For more details, head to the ARN website.

The Summer Fling can be heard from 6am to 9am weekdays on Sydney’s KIIS 1065 and Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1 from Dec 7 to January 8.

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