The ten winners are announced for the competition to describe the program in 20 words or less, for use in a possible Sony Award nomination. Those receiving 200 or so records from Peel include John Osborne, who in 2010 would use his prize as the basis for a Future Radio series called John Peel's Shed. Mick Ashman in Sheffield ("he wins everything; it's rather shocking, I think") is named first runner-up.
Peel is emailed during the programme from New Zealand by Ronnie Ronalde. JP, delighted to hear from the whistling and yodelling star ("just one of the biggest stars on Earth when I was - that high"), chastises himself for not playing tracks from RR's The Story of Christmas album on the show at the end of the year and says he hopes they can meet up when he goes to Auckland in a couple of months' time - "that would be a great honour for me." (They did indeed meet up.)