>Mary Anne Hobbs to leave Radio1

>Mary Annes Hobbs has released a statement via her Myspace page that she has resigned from the BBC, it is as follows:



“Yesterday I resigned from BBC Radio1, after an amazing multi-dimensional 14 year career.

The great freedoms the BBC have given in me as a broadcaster, have allowed me to help break so many confrontational artists as diverse as Slipknot and Skream, and of course, the whole genre of Dubstep in recent times.

My current Experimental show is in peak condition, it’s never been stronger. And although it’s a very emotional decision to leave the show that I love so much, it’s also an optimum moment to bow out, at the very top of my game.

My work for Radio1 on the Breezeblock, Rock Show, many fascinating documentaries about everything from David Bowie to Dubstep, on daytime, at festivals and award ceremonies, has been exceptionally rewarding. These have been glory days not just for me, but for all the artists who have shared my BBC platform, and of course, the listeners everywhere from Beijing to Berlin, Baltimore to Blackpool, who shared a great passion for future sound.

I will continue to DJ live, work in film, and curate at Sonar festival in Barcelona.

I have also accepted a new job mentoring and teaching students at Sheffield University’s radio station, TV station and the newspaper that operate out of their superb Forge Media Hub, which presents me with a really exciting new challenge.

My last show on BBC Radio1 will be broadcast:
September 8th>>9th … Wednesday night >> Thursday morning… 2-4am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/maryannehobbs

Thank you so much for listening..”




While VN doesn’t always add every track Mary Anne plays to the office playlist, there is no doubting her commitment to finding and breaking exciting new music. She is a DJ and presenter of indisputable integrity, and leaves a massive legacy at BBC Radio1. A legacy that VN feels only a certain Irish DJ will be able to fill….




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