Keeping it Peel: Festive Fifty continues over on Dandelion Radio

I’ve been listening to Dandelion’s Radio’s Festive Fifty a little over Christmas. Dandelion is a net radio station inspired by the work of the late John Peel.

Sadly you can’t download the countdown when you feel like it, Dandelion only “streams” audio, meaning that you must wait for the show to be broadcast live on a schedule. Which is fair enough when you consider that that the independent station – run and paid for by volunteers – needs as much exposure as it can get.

This year’s fifty, voted for by fans of the station, is about halfway through now and is fittingly full of fuzzy guitars and Fall songs. It’s surprising that this idea is not taken up by the BBC, who could archive the show and make a virtue of keeping Peel’s tradition alive online.

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