BBC Radio 6 Music has hired former Radio 1 and Xfm presenter Mary Anne Hobbs to host weekend breakfast from January 5th 2013.
The show is produced by Wise Buddah and will be presented from the BBC’s Salford Quays base in MediaCityUK.
It will showcase the “best of 6 Music’s output across the week”, alongside guests, archive sessions, and chat about all the latest books, films, arts and entertainment.
“For me, Music Is Life. I’m so excited to join a family with such depth and diversity of knowledge, pure passion and ingenuity. I look forward so much to the new challenge of creating a beautiful Weekend Breakfast Show which embodies the whole spirit of 6 Music, and allows me to explore some fascinating new radio terrain,” says Mary Anne Hobbs.
Mary Anne was part of BBC Radio 1 for 14 years before a more recent stint at Xfm, where she was nominated for Best Specialist Show at the Sony and Arqiva Awards 2012.
Head of Programmes, James Stirling, added: “I’m thrilled that Mary Anne will make her return to the BBC on 6 Music. Her knowledge and love of alternative music is legendary, as is her dedication to sharing it with others. Weekend Breakfast is a great place to showcase her special qualities as a music broadcaster and she will be a very welcome addition to our team.”