Forge Radio

Top Radio 1 DJ resigns to take post at Sheffield University Students’ Union student media hub.


Mary Anne Hobbs has today announced on her MySpace page that she has resigned from her position at BBC Radio 1 and will be taking on a new role at Forge Media, the student media group that currently looks after Sheffield University’s student station Forge Radio.

In the statement, Hobbs says: “The great freedoms the BBC have given in me as a broadcaster, have 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.”

But the DJ feels that, at the height of her career, now is the time to move on to different projects.

“I will continue to DJ live, work in film, and curate at Sonar festival in Barcelona,” she says. “I have also accepted a new job mentoring and teaching students at the University of Sheffield’s Union Of Students radio station, TV station and the newspaper that operate out of their superb Forge Media Hub, which presents me with a really exciting new challenge.”

To see Mary Ann’s statement in full, visit her MySpace page.

Congratulations to Forge Radio, who are likely to benefit immensely from one of the experience of one of the top DJs in the UK.

Mary Anne Hobbs’s last show on BBC Radio 1 will be on September 8th/9th 2010.