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Pack up Radio 1 and dismantle its transmitters…

… we won’t be needing it anymore.

John Peel is dead.

I didn’t listen to him often enough in recent years, and I’ll always regret that. But he helped me through my teenage years, through university, through life. Always on the lookout for something new. always firmly rooted in, and deeply knowledgable about, the past, he was a lesson to us all.

I was going around all through lunchtime with REM’s ‘Favourite Writer’ running through my head. And here it was my favourite DJ who’d died.

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