'The Remix' DJ had been with the station for 15 years
Eddy Temple-Morris has quit Xfm unexpectedly, with immediate effect, and will temporarily take his show The Remix to London-based internet radio station Soho Radio.
The Losers man announced his decision via Facebook, citing personal reasons that he declined to reveal, and thanking various key members of staff at the station.
Xfm have been at the centre of a large rumoured rebrand over recent weeks, with Kaiser Chiefs man Ricky Wilson having all but confirmed his inclusion in a new ‘X Radio’ project, and Chris Moyles heavily rumoured to be taking over the breakfast show.
“For reasons that are personal, and shall remain private, I’ve made a very hard decision to resign from the radio station I love,” Temple-Morris wrote on Facebook.
“The Remix has been on Xfm for over 15 years and while I look for a new and more appropriate spiritual home for the show, Soho Radio – the excellent London-based internet radio station – have very kindly offered to host the show in the meantime.”
“I’ve spent half my working life at X with cherished moments from watching Steph and Dave Soulwax do their first ever UK radio DJ mix before they became 2ManyDJs, through first playing Kasabian’s demo on radio after discovering it in the Xfm office bin, to convincing Xfm to let me produce a pilot for a hip-hop and spoken word show presented by a white boy from Essex, with a stammer. Scroobius Pip‘s Beatdown show won two Sony Awards. That was the proudest I’ve felt in all 15 years.”
“I’m choosing to leave with nothing but love for the station, its stalwart and hugely supportive and passionate staff and my bosses, and friends, Chris Baughen and Mike Walsh, for whom I have enormous respect,” he continues.
In an extensive statement, Temple-Morris goes on to talk about plans for his band Losers third record, as well as about his work with suicide prevention charity CALM.
“To my friends, don’t despair, nothing changes but where you’ll find me on Friday nights and to my enemies that I’m still here to fight the good fight. ‘You still have so much to do’ as Mistajam wisely said in April”, Temple-Morris concludes.
“Right now I’d say to all the doom and gloom brigade that new music and the way it’s consumed is at such an interesting and exciting place now. It’s a time for positivity and forward-thinking, not fear and regret. The landscape is changing so fast. I can see a new level playing field emerging, where record labels aren’t beholden to FM radio anymore.”
Temple-Morris’ last Xfm broadcast went out last night, and was episode 797 of The Remix. He will start at Soho Radio in his normal 10pm Xfm slot on Friday, September 11.