About Me

We are a group of people petitioning sponsors, advertisers and shareholders to get Kyle off the radio and TV due to his disgusting comments. Contact us at sack_vile_kyle@hotmail.com

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kyle's impact on our youth

Sack Vile Kyle Supporter Roz, a teacher with over 32 years experience, has written this post for us, explaining how Kyle's comments and behaviour impacts on her students.
For 32 years I have been a teacher, mostly an English teacher, but also History teacher, Head of English, Campus Director and in the latter part of my career, working more in behavioural management of adolescent boys.  I have worked in teacher education for risk-identification for suicide awareness, pastoral care and grief workshops for teenagers.  After 22 years in Australian schools, (where my schools ranged from an Independent Boys’ Only Catholic College to a Housing Commission catchment area where the school received one of the lowest Naplan results for English/Mathematics in all of Australia),  I then relocated to Hong Kong where I have been employed, on and off,  by the Hong Kong Education Department for the past ten years.
What drives my passion for teaching young people?
I believe that we are all entitled to be heard, regardless of what voice we may be using.
I believe that we all have a story; some kids just don’t have to tools available to tell their story.  And telling our story is Liberating!   So…by providing the tools, gives us all a voice.  By being heard, we are empowered.  To me this is the power of true education.  And I am humbled as an English teacher as it is a subject that allows me to provide the tools to enable personal growth and enrichment.
I believe that through the medium of literature, young people can experience life, have a voice, know passion and recognise the previously unknown.
I also believe that NO-one wants to be the class clown, the fool in the class, and if we look hard enough we will always find a why, and if we try hard enough we will expose then liberate the passion!
This is not to say I have not experienced many failures in the classroom.  But they are fewer than the over-riding successes!  I like to believe that my students can recognise that firstly, I love teaching, I love kids, I love (and know!) my subject matter, and that I am fair!  When kids realise these four things, I believe teaching is the easiest job in the world.
Unfortunately, some people in our society work very hard at belittling others so much so that the others never get  to be heard; they remain silent and embittered, They are bullied, intimidated, threatened and therefore never find their own person and never get to acknowledge their own empowerment.
I have learnt that there are many things that can undermine my ability in my attempts to be a good teacher and for my students to respond as the best they can!  Despite all my own efforts, there are some aspects in society that constantly prevent kids from blossoming.  The longer I have been teaching, the more I recognise these subversive elements which work to undermine and diminish good parenting and good teaching.  Unfortunately, the most vulnerable, the most impressionable young people are often the ones to whom these subversive ’personalities’ have the greatest appeal. These adolescents, lacking good strong role models, tend to lean towards the lowest common denominators… the crude, the uncouth, the loudmouthed, the vile!  These kids are angry, (for so many reasons which cannot be gone into here), so they cling to those who feed their anger.

They love seeing seemingly-powerful personalities giving the finger to society, and apparently getting away with it.  These kids see themselves as powerless and not being able to get away with the same anti-social behaviour.  To live vacuously through others who can get away with vileness is liberating to them.
And so the Kyle Sandilands of this world gain monumental influence. They can stick it to authority, publicly, on the airways, and be seen to ‘get away with it’!    Not only do they seem to escape censure, they apparently become rich and famous in doing so!  Oh, how these kids look up to that: the power of “telling it as it is” and not only not getting into trouble for such anti-social behaviour,  but to actually gain fame and fortune through doing it!
And so we meet the vile and the ugly. Role-models: some sporting people, radio announcers, singers; people who once would have had very little influence are suddenly, through the media, made instant heroes in our young people’s lives!
And…if you listen to these outspoken, self-opinionated, chip-on-the-shoulder people long enough (because most of these ‘personalities’, you will see, are from the same sorts of backgrounds as those who adore them)…..well, after a while, it starts to rub off. 
And the people listening and witnessing the Vileness, suddenly realise that, Yes, they can adopt the same sort of behaviour and also ‘get away with it”.  They can abuse and intimidate, and bully and threaten anyone they see as weaker than they are.
It’s all about pecking order.
School are the greatest jungles out there.  The bullying and threatening verbal abuse that goes on in schools would  leave most people reeling; they could never be believed by anyone on the ‘outside’  School administrators go to great efforts to pretend it isn’t happening, or else they put strategies in place (usually ineffective) to prevent it happening on a larger scale.  Or do anything to prevent the general public to hear of it.
In all, I have been teaching for 33 years now.  There has not ever been one class, not one year group, in any year since 1979 when I first started teaching, that I have not witnessed daily bullying and/or horrible verbal put-downs.  And these on a level far greater than anything I have ever encountered in any other part of society.  I believe it has become worse, even though schools have become more conscious of working on prevention.
It is endemic!  It is across the board: independent and private schools through to state schools.
And so…when I personally became aware of someone who is acting so far outside of society’s best interests; someone who is doing everything he can to undermine what I am trying to do in the classroom; someone who flaunts sexism and bullying and misogyny and verbal intimidation on the public airways, and when I hear my students using the same words that Kyle Sandilands uses when someone disagrees with him, “”I’ll hunt you down”…well how can I possibly turn a blind eye? 
If I ignore this behaviour, I am saying that all the good work I try to do in the classroom is worth nothing if someone can so easily undermine it.

One of the most common bullying tactics in the classroom today is for one student to say to another “I’m going to get you”.  This term is red rag to a bull for me! It’s the one thing that will probably see me over-react!  Why should anyone be silenced by another through fear of being ‘got’?
It’s used constantly to apply pressure to perceived threats.  And I simply won’t stand for it to be used to silence anyone.
And the putdowns…the word “fat” and “gay” seem to be used as the worst type of put-down in the classroom!  Students seem to think that they are the worst names to call another, and they are used frequently. Both these words seem to induce irrational retaliatory reactions which rapidly escalate into war-zone scenario!  Meanwhile other students are trying to learn n an environment that makes learning impossible; parents are calling to say their child cannot sleep and doesn’t want to attend school any more, because of name calling.
As a teacher, when I reprimand someone, reasonably and fairly, I do not want them to threaten to ‘get me.”  I have had many incidents of this in my teaching life.  Why should I be prevented from doing my job; a job that society has entrusted to me; a job that I do competently and professionally, only to be abused because a student has:  A) listened to the likes of Vile Kyle, and B)  has not been able to handle criticism, and taken it personally?
I am also entrusted by society to keep my students safe, under Duty of Care.  This is becoming more and more difficult as skirmishes break out in classrooms and playgrounds as students increasingly threaten to ‘get’ others’ or taunt them. 
It is one thing to say ‘sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you” More fights break out in schools through name-calling than any other reason.
It is one thing to say if you don’t like “listening to people like Kyle Sandilands, switch off the radio”.
These are cop-outs and belie the reality:  that name-calling can be very hurtful.  And although we can turn the radio off, it is an undeniable fact that those who are the most impressionable and vulnerable in our society, do not.  Whether we listen or not, we are still part of a society which is affected by this anti-social behaviour.
That is why I believe Kyle Sandilands must be removed from public airways.  How dare he respond to justified, calm, dispassionate logical criticism by resorting to public threats?  He is not the role model I want in my classroom. He is not the role model I want for the future.  And as long as he, and his ilk,  are given permission by our society, to disguise their Hate Talk as Freedom of Speech, we will continue to suffer as our children mimic and admire him for  giving their own anger a voice and ‘getting away with it” .
By disingenuously labelling Hate Talk as Freedom of Speech, people like Kyle manipulate those who feel powerless, and incite them into a “them and us position”, which can only further cause disintegration in our society.   He’s actually fuelling their anger and providing them with a scapegoat upon which to hang their anger.  I believe we should not underestimate this sort of ‘power’. Especially when wielded by one who is so angry himself?

By the way, I have never ever been bullied myself!  I must be one of the 15 % who say they have never felt intimidated! If someone wants to call me Fat, or whatever, I simply, really couldn’t care.  But if I were in a classroom, aged 14, and someone threatened to ‘get me” I think I would feel very scared!  We simply cannot allow our children to feel scared in one of the places where they should feel the safest!
And on the other side of the coin, I have a 21 year old daughter who does have self-esteem issues.  This is something so far out of my own personal growing-up experience and it is so hard to deal with when you have never suffered from this yourself.  My beautiful articulate, bright and overly-sensitive daughter has been raised to believe in herself; she doesn’t experience put-downs in her family life, but school has been difficult for her.  She has experienced the worst sort of ‘girl-bullying’.   Being a parent, knowing how to deal with it from a teacher’s perspective, yet living through the powerlessness of watching her disintegration as well as witnessing the mismanagement of a school dealing with it…
What DO you do as a parent when you find your teenage daughter curled up on the floor, sobbing and refusing to go to school because of how others are treating her?  Witnessing her fear of watching others being victimised, the dilemma of wondering whether to speak up, and becoming a victim herself?   Begging me “not to make a fuss’ as it will only make it worse?  And me knowing it goes so much against everything I believe in, not to make a fuss, but capitulating to her requests because she is my daughter, I love her and I don’t want it to become worse.  The powerlessness of the child being bullied!  The powerlessness of the parent enduring it!
I may not always have been able to speak up for my daughter, but sure as HELL, I’m going to stand up and be counted now!
Oh and finally, I want to say that most of middle-class Australia has absolutely no idea of what is happening in some ‘burbs!  Some of my students from a particular broadacre housing area (in Tasmania) have added me to their Face Book pages now that I am no longer teaching them.  They added me about a year ago, and I think they have forgotten that I am there.  I lurk and read and shudder.  Most people would have NO idea what is happening in these kids’ lives.  The students are aged 14-17, and what I read would be unbelievable to most of Australia.  These are the kids who LOVE Kyle, as do their unemployed Mums. These are the families who are living the “Housos” life yet love the series so much. They actually use the same terminology as the Kyles of this world; they swagger and curse and smoke, (and, driving at 15, avoid the Police in their hotted-up Utes) and have sex with their 12 year-old girlfriends, and life is simply to be lived as hard and as fast as possible!  And they write all about it on Face Book…not to brag, but just because this is how it is.  This is their Life!
And with the likes of Kyle fuelling their anger, feeding their social discontent, energising them, we will never break the cycle. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ACMA new commercial radio standards

This is a statement from the ACMA website here on 21st March 2012.

The ACMA has made new Commercial Radio Standards that strengthen the rules on advertising and the disclosure of commercial influence on commercial radio programs.
‘The new standards begin 1 May and reflect the ACMA’s recent decision to continue regulating both commercial influence in current affairs programs and advertising on commercial radio,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
The standards were developed following the ACMA’s review and extensive consultation with industry and the public seeking comment on the proposed reforms.
‘This reform package strengthens protections for listeners while at the same time reducing the regulatory burden on industry,’ Mr Chapman said.

The ACMA’s reforms to the Disclosure Standard:

§  require disclosure of not only ‘presenter agreements’ (where the presenter has a commercial agreement with a sponsor) but also of some ‘licensee agreements’ (where the presenter has an interest in the licensee company, which in turn has a commercial agreement with a sponsor)
§  allow current affairs presenters more flexibility in how they identify sponsorship arrangements – rather than compelling them to use one of six current scripted statements
§  change the register and formal notifications process so that industry can keep online registers without the need for formal notices to the ACMA.
The ACMA has reformed the Advertising Standard by making it clear that advertising must be distinguishable from other program material at the time of broadcast, rather than later in a segment or program generally.
Finally, in both standards, the definition of 'consideration' has been broadened by including other beneficial and indirect benefits to better capture instances of paid advertising and commercial influence.
The ACMA will also be revoking from 1 May the Compliance Program Standard, which had required commercial radio licensees to undertake compliance education and audits.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Emma Rossi, Media Manager, (02) 9334 7719 and 0434 652 063 or media@acma.gov.au.


Vile Kyle Bad Behviour

Thank you to Sack Vile Kyle supporters Chris & Melanie for compiling this timeline of Vile Kyle Bad Behviour
  • §  2000 - In Brisbane in 2000, Sandilands ordered a young staffer - a man he called "Shit Boy" because "everything he did was shit" - to masturbate in one of Austereo's Black Thunder promotional vehicles. (He sent a second staff member down to count how many songs it took.) A year later, Sandilands was promoted to the Sydney office.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/me-and-my-big-mouth/story-e6frg8h6-1226254068599
    §  2005 - In 2005, he encouraged one of Austereo's attractive, blonde interns to strip naked on a street corner in Bondi Junction, Sydney. When Austereo's then general manager, Patrick Joyce, tried to explain that public nudity is illegal (not to mention a potential nightmare for the HR department), Sandilands waited for him to exit the building then sent another naked woman into his office to swivel around in his office chair. Six months after that, Sandilands got a pay rise that brought his salary up to $1 million.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/me-and-my-big-mouth/story-e6frg8h6-1226254068599
    §  2006 - When the Kyle and Jackie O Show became Sydney's top-rating FM breakfast radio show in 2006, Austereo rewarded Sandilands with a gold microphone (unpacked from its box every morning and clicked into place by interns wearing white doorman's gloves because Sandilands doesn't like to see fingerprints on it) and a cash bonus that took his salary to $2 million.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/me-and-my-big-mouth/story-e6frg8h6-1226254068599
    §  August 2006 - after being exposed by The Daily Telegraph for having put on a fake listener to air with a controversial story, Kyle Sandilands made the following threat: "Now the chick that I hate at Sydney Confidential [Fiona Connolly], right?...I’m thinking to hire a private investigator to go around and film her and every member of her family and then I’m going to put it on a website and I’m going to show everyone what members of her family do that are dodgy." He also called her a "fat toad", a "lying mole" and "a little cretin". http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s1714788.htm 
    §  September 2006 - stuns contestant Jessica Mauboy by stating to her on Australian Idol that he wants her to "lose the Jelly Belly" http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/tv/jelly-belly-jibe/story-e6freqj6-1111112231410
    §  October 2006 - states on Australian Idol that contestant Bobby Fisher is a "full mong", drawing outrage from disabilities groups. His manager, Peter Wellington, explains that he wasn't making derogatory comments about disabled people, but was calling Fisher a "mong" was "...basically meant to mean ‘loser’ or ‘idiot’." Because that makes it all right. http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/idol-judge-blasted-over-mong-slur/2006/10/03/1159641313750.html
    §  March 2007 - Sandilands abuses an unknown police officer for giving him a speed ticket for going at 100km/h in a 60km/h zone. He states that the police officer is an"arsehole from the highway patrol", a "wanker" and a "pencil neck". (nobody is quite sure what that last one is... including Monica Attard who hosted Media Watch at the time). http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s1875989.htm He later states to Maxim that "I keep losing my licence thanks to the highway patrol".
    §  August 2007 - Sandilands was on the receiving end (for once) of a very public humiliation when comedian and radio rival Dave Hughes stood up at the Logie Awards and said, "Kyle Sandilands is a massive dickhead" - and the whole room roared with laughter. Sandilands was in the room when it happened, and he tried to laugh it off, but it was a childhood nightmare come true: there he was, one of the highest-paid, most successful people in the country, and people thought he was a jerk. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/me-and-my-big-mouth/story-e6frg8h6-1226254068599 Kyle Sandilands states on Andrew Denton's Enough Rope interview show that he will "punch Dave Hughes in the throat" after he was insulted by the comedian. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s2022643.htm 
    §  September 2007 - Jay Whalan, leader singer of the band Frenzhal Rhomb, alleges that Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O threatened their label to have Frenzal Rhomb's songs banned from Austereo radio stations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EJkJi_yHHE After the on-air blowup with Frenzhal Rhomb, his producer Ryan Wellington is removed from the show http://www.smh.com.au/news/TV--Radio/Shock-waves/2005/04/16/1113509959801.html
    §  August 2007 - Sandilands tells his audience that "Look not everyone that smokes get these lung cancer and all these things". As a result, the Cancer Institute NSW and 13-QUIT cancel their advertising from the show. http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2016729.htm
    §  June 2008 - Kyle and Jackie O play the "Vaginey line-up" game, in which a group of female listeners disrobe and listener Vince had to identify his girlfriend's vagina. During this same week Kyle probed listeners with a variety of questions, including one where he asked "has Rita gone down on a girl?" http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2296866.htm
    §  July 2008 - Kyle and Jackie O give an "apology" facial to their newsreader, Geoff Field. However, the substance used is bull semen, which he injests. http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/0821_tele.pdf
    §  July 2008 - Kyle and Jackie O run a "Daisy the Fat Pig" competition on their Hot 30 Countdown. "Daisy" is a morbidly obese women, and the game involves hiding items like an iPod between her flaps of skin - contestants must dig inside the "back flabs" to find the devices. This so offends a work experience girl that she calls a talkback station to complain about it. http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/0821_tele.pdf
    §  November 2008 - in another "Heartless hotline", listeners were urged to call in to take away the money for a boy with kidney failure. Listener Kelly called in and took the $1,000, but was then publically shamed with a face-to-face meeting with the boy, whereupon she gave back the money. She was then called "Sydney's Biggest Bitch" by the station. http://www.2dayfm.com.au/shows/kyleandjackieo/blog/sydneys-biggest-bitch/20081106-1r2r.html
    §  March 2009 - for their "Heartless Hotline" segment, Kyle and Jackie O proudly state that "Amanda's husband left her and her young daughter with nothing, so we offered her a washing machine, fridge and plasma. When Glen called to steal the prizes, Sydney tore strips off him live on air! It's fight time!" https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=66059392131
    §  July 2009 - Kyle Sandilands makes an offer to Jackie Henderson (Jackie O): if she loses 4 kilograms in a week, then he will donate to Animals Australia, otherwise he will donate money to an intensive pig farm of his choice. The RSPCA releases a statement:"RSPCA and other animal welfare groups have been active in educating the community in this cruel practise. Kyle Sandilands flippant comments do little to encourage the public to make a stand on banning sow stalls. In fact, come the end of the next week, he may be financially contributing to its continuation." http://www.rspcansw.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/5274/RSPCA_NSW_Media_Release_-_RSPCA_Dissapointed_in_Kyle_Sandilands.pdf
    §  July 2009 - the Kyle and Jackie O Show strap a 14 year old girl into a lie detector and start quizzing her about her sex life. The segment starts with the girl declaring "I'm scared. It's not fair". Sandilands then says, "She is scared everyone. Yeah." The interview continues, until the girl claims that she was raped at the age of 12. Kyle's response is "Right ... is that the only experience you've had?" The Kyle and Jackie O Show faces an immediate storm of criticism, resulting in: ACMA placing new licensing conditions on the station; the show goes into recess for 2 weeks; 15 high profile academics call for the show to be cancelled http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/rudd-slams-kyle-and-jackie-o-over-radio-rape-stunt/story-e6frewz0-1225756560376 ; Kyle Sandilands being fired from the show Australian Idol; and large numbers of advertisers withdraw their advertising from the show http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2644599.htm. 
    §  July 2009 - an unrepentant Kyle Sandilands writes for The Punch that "I've certainly pissed off a lot of journos over the years but I'm sad that they're using the rape of a 12-year-old girl to have a go at me." - http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/0926_thepunch.pdf
    §  July 2009 - the Kyle and Jackie O Show do a segment called "Home and Away". In it, Savath and Dana Shorn, seperated through the circumstances of the Pol Pot regime, were to be reunited on the show. Saveth was not known by her real name, but was presented as "Sally" as the producers said that her name was too complicated for their listeners. The girls were only told that they would be reunited, however the show then introduced a "catch". There were two doors, if Savath opened the wrong door then Dana would be sent straight back to the U.S. without getting a chance to see her. This leads to a night of anxiety as this was never stipulated to the girls. Savath gets the door wrong, and the producers cause the two extremely distressed girls to beg Kyle Sandilands to allow them to see each other. Kyle relents, stating that "I'm sorry crying women I can't handle, come on in..." http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2644599.htm (see video on the website for the full segment)
    §  August 2009 - Under the segment "Heartless hotline", a promotion was run to raise funds for a disabled child. However, when the parents called in, they were told to call those who pledged the money themselves - basically $150,000 was raised, but only about $50,000 was collected. This heartless behaviour was commented on via a group of lawyers who raised a submission to an ACMA enquiry into the radio show's ethics. http://www.lawsociety.com.au/idc/groups/public/documents/internetyounglawyers/062999.pdfNote: there were actually MANY stunts done like this from between 2008 and 2009, however 2DayFM have been so ashamed of them that they have removed them from their website.
    §  August 2009 - Does Ralph magazine interview where he talks about having sex with his now former wife, having a threesome with her and being caught masturbating in the shower. The interview, with Ralph magazine, was given before Sandilands and 2dayFM on-air partner Jackie O were suspended for broadcasting a lie detector stunt featuring a 14-year-old rape victim. Sandilands tells how he has parties at home where "girls strip to their bras and panties and dirty dance on the coffee table". Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/kyle-sandilands-gives-ralph-a-mouthful/story-e6frfmq9-1225761985952#ixzz1qGSXbbXf At one point Sandilands lashed out at other media personalities. "F*** you, Rove. You're dead to me," he said. "There's also Merrick and Rosso, but no one gives a f*** about them." Austereo announces that future broadcasts will feature a time delay.
    §  September 2009 - Kyle Sandilands racially and religiously vilifies Australian comedian Magda Szubanski, who is the then ambassador for the Jenny Craig weight loss program. Kyle states that "You put her in a concentration camp and you watch the weight fall off … like she could be skinny". Szubanski comments that "I couldn’t give two hoots about what Kyle says about me, but to trivialise what happened to people in concentration camps is abhorrent." For their comments, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O are suspended form the air for two weeks. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/kyle-sandilands-says-put-magda-in-a-concentration-camp/story-e6frf7l6-1225770708103
    §  April 2010 - Geoff Field, the 2dayFM newsreader finally quits over the extensive bullying meted out to him by Kyle Sandilands. Sandilands states that "With Geoff, at one stage last year he thought, for some strange reason only to known to Geoff, that when I was having a go at him on air that he took it more and more personal, and he was running off down to HR and writing letters of complaint and bitching and carrying on." http://news.ninemsn.com.au/entertainment/1038029/newsreader-quits-over-sandilands-jibes
    §  April 2010 - Kyle Sandilands interviews three of Tiger Woods' former mistresses, and asks one of them "...because we heard that he's, like, massive, like a donkey, is that right? ... 'Were you surprised, [saying] 'Man, you're half Asian, half black, obviously the half black is what's going on downstairs'?" This causes president of the Anti-Discrimination Board, Stepan Kerkyasharian, to call Sandilands "utterly obnoxious", and to comment that "These remarks are not a joke. They create an environment which is saying that you can classify people according to their colour and race, and then attach to them various attributes." http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/sandilands-hits-new-low-and-ethnic-council-sizes-up-cause-to-complain-20100423-tj3t.html
    §  July 2011 - Stated on air that "Hey, I like Indians. I just think India is a shithole. And even Indians think it's a shithole... They don't want to bathe in the river with the dead cows and all these dead things ... those with a shower are very lucky." When Jackie O asked whether the River Ganges was a holy river, he responded that "No, it is not. Someone has told someone a furphy, because that river is just a junkyard". These comments are then picked up by The Times of India, to national outrage - http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/kyle-sandilands-in-hot-water-with-hindus-over-junkyard-ganges-20110802-1i9ff.html
    §  August 2011 - in an interview for Maxim magazine, Sandilands boasts that "At the end of the day, I know about everyone’s skeletons. I know who’s f—king who and, for some weird reason, I’ve become the keeper of the industry’s filthy secrets. So when things in the media get really out of control, that’s when I make a call and say, “Look, unless you want me to go and tell everyone this or that, you’d better shut your f—kin’ mouth. You’ve had your fun but it’s over now.” That’s when they shit themselves." http://www.maxim.com.au/archives/684
    §  November 2011 - unleashes a tirade against pop star Ricki Lee Coultor, saying that "When I got fired from Idol over that scandal, Ricki Lee dared open her back-then fat mouth and say, 'I agree with Channel Ten's decision'. Well good; my middle finger went up to Ricki Lee... I think she was wrong and she flapped them gums around about something she knew nothing about. So she's banned. I don't want to have anything to do with the bitch, ever." This also tends to show his apology about the scandal caused when he quizzed the 14 year old girl about her sex life while strapped to a lie detector was insincere. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/entertainment/8374720/sandilands-on-air-tirade-against-ricki-lee 
    §  November 2011 - Kyle Sandilands runs a competition where the prize is to go with him to LA if listeners answer the following question "I’ve fallen madly in love with a tranny from a nightclub in Vegas… I have asked you to be the best man at this filthy little Vegas chapel. What do you do to stop me marrying the tranny?", to which a caller is put on air and states that "You gotta for sure drug her, and get rid of… actually I have a better idea… [caller bleeped] Get rid of her! We kill her." Sandilands states that "you could win if all the other answers are worse than that." (the listener did not win the competition) http://www.samesame.com.au/news/local/7719/Kyle-Sandilands-caller-Kill-the-tranny.htm
    §  December 2011 - After criticism of his "Kyle and Jackie O Night with the Stars" television show, Kyle Sandilands says the following of News Ltd reporter Alison Stephenson: "Some fat slag on the Telegraph website, sorry, the news.com.au, has already branded it a disaster. You can tell by reading the article she just hates us, and has always hated us. She trawled through the twitter comments and pulled out all the bad comments and ran them. What a fat bitter thing you are, you deputy editor of an online thing. You’ve got a nothing job anyway. You’re a piece of shit."You’re a bullshit artist, girl. That’s what you are. You should be fired from your job. And your hair. Your hair is very 90s... Yeah, and your blouse. You haven’t got that much titty to be wearing that low cut a blouse. Watch your mouth, girl, or I will hunt you down."http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/youre-a-fat-slag-i-will-hunt-you-down-kyle-sandilands-radio-rant-at-female-journalist-over-review-of-his-show/story-fn9usgea-1226203165298 
    §  December 2011 - Sandilands has always had a foul mouth, but the more successful he has become, the more he has felt inclined to use it: right up until last December he felt free to call his colleagues "pissants" and "dickheads" who are "fat" and "shit" and "stupid" - not only to their faces, but on air. He also started arguing with Austereo's lawyers - intelligent people whose job it is to help him avoid a "code breach" (a breach of the Australian Commercial Radio code of practice). One example: Sandilands last year wanted to run a competition called "Pee Your Pants for Pink Tickets". Listeners would have to put on tan pants and wet themselves to get tickets to a Pink concert. One lawyer said it was immoral, to which Sandilands replied: "But is it illegal, lawyer lady?" His contempt for the idea that one needs an education to be successful is legendary.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/me-and-my-big-mouth/story-e6frg8h6-1226254068599