The new Aussie online stars who are replacing Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM nights

Former radio presenters The Thinkergirls to replace Ryan Seacrest on ARN airwaves in 2016

ARN has announced The Thinkergirls, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer, will be taking over the airwaves with their brand new national night show on the KIIS Network from January 2016. They are replacing the nightly syndicated Ryan Seacrest show.

Talking all the thoughts you’re thinking but not saying, The Thinkergirls are promising to bring their honest, inquisitive and hilarious take on all subjects including, but not limited to, relationships, fashion, sex, work and other everyday oddities.

Best known for their successful Thinkergirls: The Podcast, which has a cult following online, Stace and Kristie’s latest sketch videos have reached over a million views across multiple social media platforms and with the new launch of the #RealLYF Series, they showcase fun, yet also serious topics.

ARN national content director Duncan Campbell said The Thinkergirls will add a new dimension of engagement for the KIIS network’s audiences. “We’re excited to be welcoming Kristie and Stacey to ARN, their podcast and video series is incredibly successful and I know our listeners are going to love their unique and hilarious take on the world. The Thinkergirls will bring yet another dimension to the KIIS Network with their honest, real-life content both on-air and online.”

ARN national agency sales director Matt Granger said the addition of a national nights show would further strengthen the KIIS network’s commercial offering.

“The national KIIS network already has a compelling offering for advertisers and clients, and our new night show with The Thinkergirls reinforces our commitment to creating engaging content across multiple platforms, where we can deliver even greater integrated communication solutions for our agencies and clients.”

Stace and Kristie can’t wait to take over nights on the KIIS network.

“We have always loved radio but wanted to create a show you aren’t already hearing. The topics we have the most fun with are often cheeky, can even be a little saucy but we seem to get away with it by always having a laugh and being unapologetic. Kristie and I are so excited to be settling in at our new home on the national KIIS Network night show and we promise it will be something you won’t find anywhere else,” Stace said.

“We are proud we dig a little deeper just as you naturally do with your friends, on all the things happening in the outside world you are thinking but don’t always say. Because we are already mates, there is no topic too taboo, too trivial or too challenging that we don’t want to get stuck into. Stace and I talked at length last night about struggling to break up with friends as an adult and both agreed – this must be a topic on the show!” Kristie added.

Kristie has been a radio presenter on the central coast, regional Victoria and Townsville, while Stace was a radio presenter in Cairns and regional Victoria. The two found each other through their love for radio, creating their successful podcast and their work partnership pretty quickly became a lifelong friendship. Kristie has been a passionate writer and columnist for many print and online media outlets and along with Stace writes a weekly The Thinkergirls column for news.com.au. Stace has recently been busy on regular guest spots on national radio and TV programs and runs Thinkergirl Pty Ltd which creates online and TV content for women.

The Thinkergirls will be heard every weeknight from 7pm to 9pm on the KIIS Network

• From 18th January on Sydney’s KIIS 1065 and Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1
• From 25th January on Brisbane’s 97.3FM and Adelaide’s MIX 102.3

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