Hobbs to leave Radio 1

Mary Anne Hobbs is leaving the BBC after 14 years at Radio 1. She presented the Rock Show and leftfield dance show Breezeblock during her time at the station – after being headhunted from XFM in the mid 90s. She'll to take up a job teaching and mentoring students at the University of Sheffield.

Mary Anne says: "The great freedom the BBC has given me as a broadcaster, has 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."

Ben Cooper, Deputy Controller, BBC Radio 1, told us: "Mary Anne's passion and energy for her music means she has been an amazing ambassador for Radio 1 in the UK and around the world. We all wish her all the very best for the future."

Her last show on Radio1 will be broadcast on Thursday 9 September from 2-4am.

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