Radio presenters tearful over closure of XFM
Radio presenters tearful over closure of XFM
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Radio presenters tearful over closure of XFM

XFM has closed after 18 years on-air, and with it came a number of ‘last show’ memories from its presenters.

The very last live show on Sunday was presented by Dave Rowntree, who made no secret of the fact that the station was closing later that evening. Although the final show was simply an hour of non-stop XFM music before the branding switched to Radio X.

Jon Holmes, on his last XFM breakfast show played out a montage of past presenters as a tribute, and in Manchester, the last guest on Drive with Clint Boon was the also first guest on the station – Shaun Ryder.

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, the station closed for good just after 6pm on Sunday.

All traces of XFM both in the studios at Leicester Square and online via social media and websites are now gone.

Hattie Pearson, who is joining the new Radio X for weekday overnights, tweeted: “Just done my last link on @xfm, closed the fader and had a little cry. See you on the other side #RadioX”

Ricky Gervais, who was a presenter on the station in the past, tweeted a simple “RIP Xfm” message.

Other well known presenters on the station over the years includes Simon Pegg, Christian O’Connell, Russell Brand, Justin Lee Collins, Alex Zane and Dermot O’Leary.

XFM is now broadcasting as Radio X, with non-stop music and announcements about the return of Chris Moyles until the official launch at 6.30am on September 21st. See the new line-up for the station here.

Here are the final minutes of XFM with Lliana Bird, who is moving to Radio X for a Friday night show.

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