Keeping It Peel

"Today (October 25th) is a day designated for bloggers, tweeters, facebookers… and for you, who tuned in to Radio 1 every night to hear John Peel's dulcet tones. Also to hear some sometimes strange noises coming out of your radio. On this day – October 25th – we commemorate and celebrate the memory of one the most influential DJ’s who ever was. How we do that is by posting on Facebook or writing a blog, or tweeting a link (using the hashtag #keepingitpeel) with your favourite Peel Session track."
- From keepingitpeel.wordpress.com

An online campaign has been launched today (October 25) in commemoration of legendary Radio 1 DJ, John Peel OBE. Fans, supporters and obsessive music nerd are being urged to take to websites and social networks to blog, tweet and facebook about 'Keeping It Peel’.

A special 2011 tribute podcast also features on the website and #keepingitpeel has made the worldwide trending list on Twitter. The event was created in addition to John Peel Day that takes place on October 13 (the anniversary of his last show); the former has emphasis on listeners wheras the latter on artist performances.

Peel died from a heart attack in 2004, aged 65. He was the longest-serving of the original Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting on the station from 1967 to 2004.