by / July 23rd, 2010 /

Mary Anne Hobbs leaves the BBC

DJ Mary Anne Hobbs is to leave BBC Radio One after 14 years in September it was announced today.

The influential DJ who is partly responsible for bring dubstep to the masses as well as debuting leftfield and underground artists such as our own Legion of Two has accepted a new job to mentor and teach students at the University of Sheffield’s Union of Students radio station, TV station and the newspaper; and will continue to DJ live, work in film and curate at Sonar festival in Barcelona.

‘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.

Her last show on BBC Radio1 will be broadcast on Thursday 9th September from 2am – 4am. BBC have promised to replace it with a show in a similar vein.

  • Ginger Beardy Boy

    Bye Bye

    If they are looking for a replacement in a similar vein i’d say give Rob Booth (http://electronicexplorations.org/) a shout, if they just give him some time to develop some inane ‘radio chatter’ so his voice doesnt sound so hushed and potentially rapist, it may be off putting, but I for one like that sort of thing.