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#156: Jase Hawkins – Breaking free from the “Labrat”

By Jordan Michaelides

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