Well that didn't take long. Just days after the passing of UK radio legend John Peel, a US radio company has made a bid for his record collection. According to NME, the unnamed company has offered "over 1 Million pounds" (or over $1.8 million) for the collection. Manager Clive Selwood called the records, which number in the tens of thousands, "priceless" when speaking with The Mirror. He also said the British Library is also interested in the records. Might a bidding war be on the horizon? "There are tens of thousands of records," said Selwood. "It’s got all his annotations on it – three asterisks meant the record must be played. He had to extend his house in Suffolk to hold them all."
What I want to know is what does ClearChannel (who else would it really be?) want with a bunch of records they're not going to play anyway? Who knows. Maybe they'll use them as giant coasters in their executive wash rooms or as wallpaper in the atrium of their corporate headquarters.
Another little bit of Peel info for anyone interested - follow this link to see details of all Peel Sessions (post 1992)