About Clint Boon
Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Boon joined the Inspiral Carpets in 1986 after previously playing in a band called The Mill. After the Inspiral Carpets split in 1995, Boon went on to form The Clint Boon Experience releasing two albums under this name – The Compact Guide to Pop Music and Space Travel (1999), and Life in Transition (2000).
Boon made a cameo appearance in the 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People as a train conductor and also worked with Cosgrove Hall providing music for the Engie Benjy cartoon series.
In 1995 Boon began working for Liverpool’s Crash FM after being recruited by DJ Janice Long and has also stood in for DJ Terry Christian on Century FM in Manchester.
In 2005 Boon became head of music of the Oldham-based radio station, The Revolution, where he presented the 10 am to 2 pm weekday show. In 2006 he left the station for, then rival station, Xfm Manchester where he began presenting the drivetime show. The following year Boon received two Sony Award nominations for his XFM show in the Music Broadcaster and Specialist Music Programme categories. Boon has a cult following, with regular listeners to his show being unofficially enrolled in the Boon Army. From September 2015, Xfm Manchester transitioned into Radio X and began broadcasting nationally; Boon then hosted a Sunday evening show between 7 pm and 11 pm. It was shortened to 8 pm to 11 pm from 23 April 2016. His last show was on 19 March 2017.
He has been a resident DJ on Saturday nights at the club ‘South’ in Manchester for fifteen years, while also hosting other nights around the UK.