Hobbs goes nightly in Xfm shuffle
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Hobbs goes nightly in Xfm shuffle

Xfm is giving former Radio 1 presenter Mary Anne Hobbs the weekday evening show as part of a shuffle of the schedule at the station.

The changes – from 5 September – also see Ian Camfield move to mid-mornings in both London and Manchester and Eoghan McDermott take over a networked drivetime show.

Mary Anne will re-launch Xfm’s classic evening show ‘Music:Response’ which will run 8-11pm Monday to Thursday. She rejoined the station earlier this year to do a show on Saturday evenings.

Hobbs said: “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.”

Andy Ashton, Programme Director for Xfm said: “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.”

Ian Camfield was previously drivetime presenter in London and covered breakfast earlier this year ahead of the appointment of Danny Wallace. He’ll host 10am-2pm on both the Xfm London and Manchester stations.

The 2-5pm slot will become a local show in London and Manchester, with 5-8pm networked across both stations and presented by current Xfm London drive jock Eoghan McDermott. Dan O’Connell will do the London afternoon show, while Clint Boon moves from drive to afternoons in Manchester.

The changes mean that former Capital, Radio 1 and Virgin presenter Richard Skinner leaves Xfm after two and a half years with the station.

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