Cud's debut session includes a Hot Chocolate cover, 'You Sexy Thing', which made #20 in that year's Festive Fifty. Peel relates that Cud were only one of five bands chosen for sessions on the basis of demo tapes heard on the car stereo by JP himself (who was driving) and John Walters.
Galashiels gets a mention when details of a 'secret' gig in London featuring Passmore Sisters, Wolfhounds and Catapult is read out. This prompts a resident of the town to phone in and ask why he always references it when discussing places far removed from London.
(Reads a letter from a listener who says, 'If you have four children, why do you only ever mention William, or are all four of them called William?', to which JP replies, 'That's not a bad idea. If I'd thought of calling all four of them William, I might have gone ahead and done it.')
Culture: 'More Vacancy (LP-Africa Stand Alone)' (April)
(JP mentions a conversation with Steve Barker of Radio Lancashire, who mentions the Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band sessions, and wonders if Strange Fruit will release them. JP's reply is prescient and most interesting: 'The tapes of that, I think, have disappeared, which is a great pity, and I'm sure we'd never get permission to put it out anyway, Beefheart being understandably a difficult man to deal with in these matters. I was telling him that somebody sent me a bootleg of it recently on cassette: quite shocking, of course, which included my awful interview with him, which is the last interview I think I ever did on the radio.' See 06 March 2001 and 07 March 2001.)