XFM has announced that Richard Skinner its to join its line-up of presenters as the station begins the new year. The veteran broadcaster will host the weekday mid-morning show in London and Manchester from Monday 12th January.
Skinner will present weekdays 9am-12pm in London and from 10am to midday in Manchester. With almost four decades of broadcasting experience behind him, including extensive stints at Radio 1, Capital FM and Virgin Radio, Skinner is part of the new daytime schedule that includes Ian Camfield on weekday afternoons.
In a statement, Skinner said: "I'm excited to be joining XFM, a station that understands the immense influence that heritage bands and songs have had on the newest acts and music. I will be bringing my 25 years' experience of presenting indie and alt rock radio to the new morning show, mixing the finest of then and now, and playing the next 'big act' before anyone else! I can't wait to get started."
Xfm Group Programme Director Paul Jackson added: “We are thrilled to welcome Richard to the Xfm family. His enthusiasm, dedication and wealth of experience will be a fantastic asset to us as we build a more powerful sound for Xfm’s daytime output.”