KISS welcome in next generation of talent
Launching 2nd January 2019
Leading UK radio station, KISS today announce their brand new breakfast show for 2019. Presenters Tom Green and Daisy Maskell will host the new look show, launching 2nd January.
24 year old Tom Green is the current host of KISS’ evening show where he has become known for his lively and disarming interview style with celebrities – be it hanging out with Ed Sheeran backstage at the BRITs, or roping Liam Payne into life-drawing. The hugely likeable rising star started out in radio at just 16 years old in his home town of Preston, and quickly rose through the ranks of local radio to national digital stations – joining KISS in 2017.
Daisy Maskell is a new name to many, but won’t be for long. At 21 years old, the North London native landed her first TV gig as a host on 4Music’s flagship programme, Trending Live just earlier this year. As dazzling on screen as she in warm in person, her interviews with the likes of Jason Derulo, Zara Larsson and MØ have impressed – leading to one of the most covetable jobs in radio.
Charged by the pair’s highly infectious presenting style, the new KISS Breakfast Show will feature their entertaining take on all things pop culture, and interviews with the biggest celebs. With a playlist that features the freshest new music and biggest tracks, there’ll also be the chance for listeners to win huge prizes each day. The duo will take over from Rickie, Melvin & Charlie who are set to leave KISS after record-breaking ten year stint on the Breakfast Show.
Andy Roberts, Group Programme Director for the KISS Network said “Tom and Daisy are the perfect new hosts for KISS Breakfast, which we’re pleased to say will continue to be sponsored by Carphone Warehouse into the New Year. The pair have a genuine connection to the things our audience love the most, as well as a unique ability to make everyone feel like their best mate – from your 15 year old listener to the biggest Hollywood celeb. 2019 is going to be a great year for KISS.”
Tom and Daisy said “Hosting on KISS Breakfast has got to be the best job in the world! It’s unreal that we’ll be taking on the show in the New Year. I think our listeners will understand when we say we’ll be living our best lives – getting to chat to some our favourite celebs and playing the best new tunes every day. It’s a dream come true.”
Also joining the station in 2019 will be Tyler West who is set to take on the evening show – a socially-interactive programme incorporating listeners’ interests including music, fashion, YouTube and sport. He’ll start in line with the new breakfast show in the New Year.
KISS, which attracts 4.4 million listeners across the UK each week, unites its audience of 15-34 year olds with their love of music and cool stuff they’re into right now. From travel and movies to tech, KISS focuses on the things that excite their predominantly urban audience. Featuring a 60/40 Female to Male split, KISS listeners love to chat and the station are known to seamlessly integrate their social platforms which reach a potential 321m people into everything they do.
Extremely influential amongst hard-to-reach millennials, KISS know that young people are always onto the next thing. They want or already own the latest cool stuff and have the devices at their fingertips to facilitate the sense of immediacy. Leading a multi-platform strategy of presenting content around the music they love and things they’re into – KISS ensure their audience are always connected and engaged.
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The KISS Network is a national multi-media entertainment brand with 5.8m listeners a week.
From the mainstream to what’s new and different, KISS connects with its audience through its multi-platform strategy of presenting content around the music they love and the stuff they’re into, whenever and however they want it.
Playing the freshest beats to old skool anthems, the network is also home to two breakout standalone digital radio stations, the UK’s most listened to digital station KISSTORY (Old Skool and Anthems) and KISS FRESH (Non-Stop New Beats).
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Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.