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Radio 1: The Jocks

SCHOFIELD, Philip

phillipschofieldSURPRISE Broom Cupboard-fleeing addition to the roster, and surprisingly good too, with a pronounced fondness for the more ‘tuneful’ end of the indie spectrum, willingness to engage with ‘offbeat’ guests (usually Vic Reeves), and unexpected patronage of John Peel, who once assisted him in conducting a controlled explosion of a mysterious unsolicited bottle of champagne that arrived through the post. Did the honours for the big switch-on of Radio 1’s stereo transmitter in 1988, as he would later recount on Room 101…

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