Kyle Sandilands And Jackie O, Aussie's Best Breakfast Radio Duo

Fans love controversial Sydney breakfast radio duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, as proven by their recent ratings jump.

It seems their peers feel the same way after the high-profile TV and radio personalities were voted the best on-air team at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Melbourne.

Kyle and Jackie O, who lead the 2Day FM breakfast crew, beat other well-known pairings including Hamish Blake and Andy Lee (2Day FM drive) and Merrick Watts and Tim Ross (Nova 96.9 breakfast) to the award voted by industry figures.

It was the second consecutive year Kyle and Jackie O have won the award as they juggle their radio commitments with TV roles, Sandilands on Australian Idol and Jackie O with hosting roles on shows such as Australian Princess.

Melbourne's 3AW morning announcer Neil Mitchell was another back-to-back winner receiving the best talk presenter award at the gala ceremony in Melbourne's Crown Palladium.

Mitchell also won the best current affairs commentator award and, along with veteran Austereo programmer Greg Smith, was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.

Retiring 2GB veteran John Brennan, already a Hall of Fame member, took out the award for best program director.

Hamish and Andy, who appear regularly on Network Ten's Rove program, won two awards for best music special and best networked program.

Television personalities Dylan Lewis (who used to host ABC television's Recovery) and Channel V presenter Jabba were rewarded for joining the radio ranks by winning the best newcomer on-air and best music personality respectively.

The commercial radio awards aren't just for the big city presenters, with awards presented across 32 categories for country and provincial areas for on-air and behind the scenes talent.

In a first for the awards, a tribute was made to the radio figures who had died in the past year after the high-profile losses of provocative talk host Stan Zemanek and rugby league commentator Frank Hyde.

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