It was a sad day for broadcasting, and for music, eight years ago today when John Peel died whilst on holiday in Peru. His death was announced the following day, October 26th, and this is how Georgina Bowman and Radio 1’s Newsbeat team broadcast the news that evening:
I know a number of readers are on the lookout for any John Peel show recordings. I recently came across part of his programme from 23 June 1991. This was a Sunday evening show that went out after Andy Kershaw, hence the “thanks very much Andy” at the beginning. It was also around the time that John Walters retired as his producer.
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