Ace Radio’s 2AY Albury has two elected Mayors hosting breakfast show

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Basil Zempilas no longer Australia’s only celebrity Mayor & breakfast radio star

In what Ace Radio says could be an Australian, if not a worldwide first, Albury-Wodonga radio station 2AY is now home to two popularly elected Mayors.

After a strong performance in the recent NSW Local Government elections, local media personality Kylie King will lead Albury City into the future, elected overnight as Mayor for a two-year term.

King joins her 2AY breakfast show co-host Kevin Poulton in the political arena, after Poulton was voted in as the City of Wodonga Mayor in November 2020.

“It’s a true honour and I’ll be working very hard as part of a collective team of councillors, and I can see the passion, drive and community focus, and the spirit is there to really work together to drive the city forward,” councillor King said.

“We are very excited to support Kylie as she leads our flourishing city of Albury into the future as our new Mayor”, said 2AY general manager Andrew Harrison.

“To have both Kylie and Kev representing our diverse community so passionately at this level of leadership in local government really is unheard of,” Harrison said.

Kylie and Kev wake up the Border North East on 1494 2AY from 6am weekdays, with a mix of local news, information, and plenty of fun.

Kylie King. Above: Kylie and Kev

The other radio Lord Mayor

The station with the highest-profile Mayor before this week was Triple M Perth. It’s just over 12 months since the then-new Perth Lord Mayor joined the station.

This is how Mediaweek reported that move at the end of 2020:

The new Lord Mayor of Perth, Basil Zempilas, is joining the city’s newest radio station, 92.9 Triple M to headline an all-new breakfast show in 2021 with co-hosts Xavier Ellis and Jenna Clarke.

Zempilas will anchor the all-new 92.9 Triple M Breakfast show after the station launched on 1 December 2020, following Zempilas being elected Perth’s 56th Lord Mayor in October of this year. The new show announcement comes just four days after he exited 6PR.

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