Mary Anne Hobbs on Xfm:
Brand new Saturday show primetime from July 9th 2011. Audio Postcards beginning on the US Road Warrior Tour from April 13th www.xfm.co.uk
I broadcast my first ever radio show for Xfm… it was simply the most exciting thing I had ever done, and it changed my life forever.
20 years ago, we were broadcasting for just 4 weeks each year with temporary Licences, on what was originally a pirate network. The station’s signal had only a 25 mile radius from our base on Charlotte Street in London’s West End. Yet the scent of Revolution was high in the air.
We truly believed we were about to change the world forever with Xfm.
Every major artist of the era felt it too – Radiohead, Mudhoney, The Stone Roses – and they backed us to the hilt. Chris Parry, The Cure’s manager, had such passion for Xfm that he sold his record label Fiction and his beloved collection of boats to back us for 5 years before we won a permanent Licence...