XFM signs Mary Anne Hobbs for Weekly show
aaamusic | On 28, Mar 2011
Xfm is proud to announce that renowned radio DJ and music journalist Mary Anne Hobbs will be joining its presenter line-up this summer, in a primetime Saturday evening slot.
Hot on the heels of a coast to coast US tour, Mary Anne will be making a return to the station where she launched her career in radio, hosting a weekly Saturday evening show from the 9th of July. Mary Anne will also present a series of audio and video postcards from her American tour throughout April; these will feature on-air and online at xfm.co.uk.
Mary Anne is a legendary figure in the world of groundbreaking alternative music and one of the most accomplished radio broadcasters in the UK, with a wealth of experience spanning 20 years. As well as presenting shows on Radio 1, including the influential Breezeblock, she has been credited with breaking UK dubstep. Mary Anne recently worked with film director Darren Aronofsky on the soundtrack to the Oscar winning Hollywood movie Black Swan and she is set to DJ on the main stage at next month’s Coachella Festival as a part of her tour of the States.
Mary Anne said: “I’m thrilled that Xfm has given me the opportunity to deliver the music that I’m so passionate about, on a primetime Saturday night platform. Every week I’ll be bringing future sounds and guest mixes from some of the most forward thinking artists on earth. It’s going to be a no holds barred blitz of new music personally selected by me with a focus on pushing the frontiers and breaking new boundaries.”
Andy Ashton, Programme Director for Xfm said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome Mary Anne back to the Xfm family. The new addition of such a high profile and credible music tastemaker will bolster our stellar team and signals great things ahead for our listeners who share Mary Anne’s energy and burning passion for trailblazing radio.”
Xfm broadcasts on 104.9 FM in London on 97.7 FM in Manchester, across the country on digital radio & TV and online at xfm.co.uk