Mary Anne Hobbs secures nightly Xfm slot

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Mary Anne Hobbs

As of 5 Sep, Mary Anne Hobbs is set to revive Xfm’s classic ‘Music:Response’ show, presenting a cross-genre array of guests, sessions and mixes from Monday to Thursday 8-11pm.

The former Radio 1 DJ, whose existing Saturday evening slot launched on Xfm earlier this year, had this to say of her new assignment: “This is such an exciting new challenge for me, an unprecedented opportunity to paint much broader brush strokes on primetime radio, and build on a lifetime’s passion and hunger for new music”.

Xfm Programme Director Andy Ashton seemed just as enthusiastic: “I cannot think of a better person than Mary Anne to spearhead a renewed focus on cutting edge new music in the evenings across the Xfm network. We’re incredibly excited about the changes we’ve made across the schedule as we continue to deliver ‘must listen’ shows to our rapidly growing audience”.

This seems like the perfect opportunity to listen to the Powers Of Ten playlist that Mary Anne put together for us earlier this year.

Other proposed reshufflings to the Xfm schedule include a new mid-morning show with Ian Camfield from 10am-2pm and a new drive-time show hosted by Eoghan McDermott from 5-8pm.