Peel In NZ
I did a little websearching Friday on the faster connextion where
I work and found out a little about the New Zealand event Pelly is/was
attended this past week.
It's connected to both the British Foreign office and to some
sort of music industry confab there. I clipped the weblinks and some
of the pertinent text below. Some of the sites had a few pictures from
the event, just taken Thursday and I have clipped 3 of them and
upladed them to the yahoo peel group photos area at
When I realized that this event was taking place in Auckand, the
first thought I had was of the excellent college/alternative station
the b95FM - one of the first and best webcasters in the world, and a
longtime favorite here, well before BBC got on the web. Mornings here
in Atlanta are late overnight there and they play good music all day
and even wilder stuff overnights. And sure enough, a check of their
site showed that Peel was involved with some sort of b95FM event last
night. I listened occasionally throughout the day in case the event
was aired or simulcast in some way so I might alert all of you, but
either it wasn't, or I missed it, or it happened while I slept. The
site claims it will webclip the event later.
Lastly, if you really need a JP programming fix, note that the
BBCWS half hours roll on over the air on MW and SW and on the web
too.. late late tuesday night your time, and midday sunday your
In GMT: Tuesdays 0405
> Sundays 13:05 & 20:05
Also the his Radio Mafia show is on the web on alternating
Wednesdays at 10PM UK time. Or at least it used to be.
anyway here's some of the stuff I found yesterday.
This page lists past and future events in
which the British Council Music Department has actively participated,
both as organisors and sponsors. If you would like any more
information about our activities or would like to contact us,
see contacts for details.
You may search for events using the Search
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New Zealand, Auckland
Intermediate - UK music journalist and and DJ, John Peel to attend
a 5 day media forum that showcases some of the best journalists,
writers and columnists from New Zealand and the UK. The forum hopes to
promote the sharing of best practice, ideas and debate on pertinent
issues. (21.3.2002 - 25.3.2002)
Speakers from the United Kingdom
Lynn Barber, The Observer
Andrew O'Hagan, The London Review of Books, Granta
David Leigh, The Guardian
John Peel, BBC
Tim Radford, science editor, The Guardian
Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer
Speakers from New Zealand
Linda Clark, TVNZ
John Campbell, TV3 and Radio NZ
Karl du Fresne, The Evening Post
Mike McRoberts, TV3
Rod Oram, Unlimited
Colin James, NZ Herald
Peel speaking in New Zealand
British DJ John Peel has been called "the single most
influential voice in popular music" and he is heading our way for
a three-day media discussion seminar in Auckland, which will run
between March 21 and 23
InterMEDIAte will feature some top UK and New Zealand media
commentators and specialists, who will be discussing, among other
topics, the relationship between media and politics, privacy vs
celebrity issues and the changing nature of the media with the advent
of the Internet.
Working on 'pirate' station Radio London from the mid 60s, Peel was
offered a full time position with the newly launched BBC Radio 1 in
1967, when that station was introduced to replace the recently
outlawed (albeit very popular) 'pirate' stations.
Famously open to new musical trends, Peel soon established himself as
the "man with his finger on the pulse", encouraging and
fostering many struggling bands, with diverse musical backgrounds,
through increased airplay and documentary style special broadcasts.
These broadcasts, known far and wide as The Peel Sessions,
include work by many famous (and now not so famous) bands including
The Fall, Jimi Hendrix, The Smiths and The Smashing
Peel has also been at the forefront of introducing new bands to the
popular consciousness, including Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac. His
tastes remain eclectic, however, and while promoting mainstream
groups, his interests in leftfield performers have led him to champion
the likes of Mogwai, Pulp and The White Stripes.
Peel also writes for British publications,
including national newspapers and has a permanent column in the
For more information on the
InterMEDIAte seminars, please follow the related link
95 bFM hosts John Peel
95bFM is very proud to present an evening
with legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel on Saturday 23 March. His radio
shows have been broadcast on numerous stations around the world
(including bFM) and dozens of influential international artists have
had their music released under the world famous 'John Peel Sessions'
name after recording for his show.
Sharing the stage with Mr. Peel will be Hard News guru Russell Brown
and former 95bFM Breakfast host Graeme Hill. There will also be
performances by two surprise guest artists. It will be an intimate
affair at the Classic on Queen Street and will kick off at 7pm.
Unfortunately tickets for this show have now sold out. However, we
will be posting an edited highlights QuickTime movie on the site in
the next couple of weeks.