Growing up in New Jersey, I'd never heard what I've come to understand as real distinct pleasure -- John Peel broadcasting on BBC 1. And luckily I didn't know any better, because after a listen to this excerpt from 1979, I was certainly missing a hell of a lot. The diversity is what jumps out at me--unadulterated risk-taking that which the formatted, packaged radio in the States utterly lacked.
So again, I'm grateful to the poster over at the New Wave Outpost who uploaded this snippet, and while you're listening, head on over to Teenage Kicks to celebrate the legacy of John Peel and revel in Steve's Festive Fifty Flashbacks. Methinks I have a LOT of catching up to do.
John Peel Show - BBC Radio 1, 1979 (64MGs) (Mp3)