That if Xfm goes "DJ free" in the daytime, then it's goodbye to the X-list :(
The X-List was such a big part of my life for the years that I was doing it, I'd like to think I made it into something worthwhile, and it's such a shame to see it just....vanish.
What will happen to the yearly X-list countdown? The bank holiday playbacks? The X-list was such a useful way of getting classic stuff across; and I'm always proud of expanding its horizons a bit..
It was me who badgered them to include "Where's Me Jumper?" "Take The Skinheads Bowling" "Blister In the Sun".....and loads more. The last time I looked, the new management had actually cut the size of the X-list (tunes available for request) by about two-thirds, down to about 400 songs. This was ludicrous enough, but they removed all the "Dance" stuff: Deee-Lite, Aphex, De La Soul, Guy Called Gerald....
My favourite headline of the day has to be this one.