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Nikki Sixx quits radio show

By | Published on Friday 13 October 2017

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx has announced that he is stepping down as host of his ‘Sixx Sense’ radio show, bringing an end to its seven year run. The final show will be broadcast on New Year’s Eve.

Launched by iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks in 2010, the show is syndicated to 130 stations around the US, and boasts three million weekly listeners.

“When we first partnered with Nikki in 2010, we set out to create a unique programme from the perspective of true rock star, and that’s exactly what we did”, says Premiere Networks president Julie Talbott. “We’re proud of the work we did together to make Sixx Sense one of the most-widely-syndicated rock radio programmes in the country, while establishing the ultimate platforms for rock music fans, as well as new and established artists. It’s been a pleasure working with Nikki, and we wish him all the best”.

Sixx adds: “I grew up discovering music on the radio. So to host my own show over the nearly eight years of Sixx Sense was beyond my wildest dreams. I could not have done it without my amazing team in the studio, or the guests, musicians, and listeners that brought the show to life. It’s been an inspirational journey and I’ll always be a fan of the medium, but it’s time to shift gears outside the realm of solely radio. I’m in the process of developing new and unique programming and ventures across multiple platforms. But I’m really gonna miss ‘Sixx Sense'”.

The former Motley Crue bassist is leaving the show to concentrate on other projects, including putting out a soundtrack for his memoir ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rockstar’, building his career as a photographer, and doing some TV stuff.