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DJ Peel's son launches radio show
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John Peel championed countless new bands on his BBC shows
The son of legendary DJ John Peel is following him into broadcasting by joining an internet radio station.

Tom Ravenscroft, 26, will start hosting his own show on Channel 4 Radio, Slashmusic, from Thursday.

"The aim of Slashmusic is to give exposure to the vast amount of fantastic music out there that is relatively unknown," he said.

Over 12,000 unsigned acts have uploaded tracks to the Channel 4 website and Ravenscroft will select the best.

Peel, who died in October 2004 aged 65, was BBC Radio 1's longest-serving DJ and championed countless up-and-coming acts.

He also introduced his son to music from an early age - at 11 he saw Nirvana play at the Reading Festival.

Last year Ravenscroft made John Peel's Record Box, a documentary about his father's favourite songs.


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