got this email:
Internet radio station Dandelion Radio to do Festive Fifty
1975 was the last time BBC Radio 1 listeners experienced a Christmas
without a Festive Fifty, for it was set up the following year, by the
legendary DJ John Peel. The Festive 50 has been an institution on BBC
Radio 1 since it was set up as an annual listeners poll in 1976.
Now, after 30 consecutive years (apart from 1991) of Festive Fifties
(the last two being run in the absence of the much-missed DJ, by Rob
Da Bank and Huw Stevens), Radio 1 have decided, for a variety of good
reasons, to not run a Festive Fifty for 2006. However, John Peel's old
programme team have asked Dandelion Radio if they would take up the
baton of hosting this annual yuletide music fest, "The Festive Fifty"
For full details and how to vote, go to: www.dandelionradio.com