#156: Jase Hawkins – Breaking free from the "Labrat"

By Jordan Michaelides
February 11, 2020

Jase Uncommon

Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins is the co-host, anchor and panel operator of KIIS 101.1 FM’s Jase & PJ, famed radio personality, and the man we grew up to know as the Labrat.

In this episode we covered:

  • The nickname “Labby”

  • Getting started in radio

  • Radio evolving

  • The Jase & PJ team

  • Radio vs podcast

  • Honesty on air

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:18 - Guest introduction

03:00 - True or False

06:06 - Fussy eating

08:18 - The nickname “Labby”

09:05 - NZ & starting in radio

15:32 - Kyle Sandilands

18:20 - Radio changing

23:54 - Vulnerability & originality

26:57 - Working with PJ

30:20 - The Jase & PJ team

38:00 - Importance of feedback

43:56 - Radio vs podcasts

50:06 - Audience ownership

53:53 - Jase’s wife Lou

57:46 - Honesty on air

01:03:55 - Job of a radio presenter

01:04:38 - What’s in the fridge

01:06:14 - What success looks like


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CREDITS:

Host - Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer - Lauren Lopatko

Assistant Producer - Andre Barber

Audio Engineering - Jason Barkhouse

Videography - Ricards Lacis

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