Radio entertainment and showbiz

Clint Boon decides to quit radio after nearly 30 years

Manchester music legend Clint Boon has decided the time is right to leave working in radio… for now.

Best known as a member of Inspiral Carpets, Boon has presented on various radio stations across the North West over the last 28 years, most recently hosting Drivetime on alternative rock station, XS Manchester.

He made the shock announcement during his show yesterday and followed it up with a statement on social media.

Acknowledging that radio has given him a sense of stability, which he hasn’t experienced in any other aspect of his career, Boon said he’s stepping away from this “amazing thing” to concentrate on other things.

He confirmed his love of working in radio but with the Inspiral Carpets being back together, it’s a big thing for him. He’ll also be spending more time with his wife Charlie and her business, plus setting up Boon Army Events. There’s even a film project in the offing and he may be getting back into podcasting.

Clint told the Manchester Evening News: “There’s a lot of things I still want to do, and I feel in my radio career I’ve done everything now. The focus now is to more creative things, having those five or six hours back every afternoon means I will hopefully have that time to be more creative.

“I’m sad that I won’t be chatting to Manchester every day, but I owe it to myself and my family to spend a bit more time with them.”

The station owners said that Clint has been a huge part of XS Manchester’s success over the last seven years and leaves as a friend of the station with their very best wishes.



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