Following in his legendary late father's footsteps, Tom Ravenscroft will host his own radio show each week on Channel 4 Radio in Britain, beginning this Thursday. Ravenscroft will select from more than 12,000 unsigned acts for his sets, which aim to give exposure to the many unknown artists floating around in the world today.
Ravenscroft's father John Peel hosted Home Truths on Radio 4 and championed everything from punk to drum and bass over the years. He died unexpectedly in October 2004 of a heart attack. Ravenscroft has a seemingly similar mission statement with his show SlashMusic, which is dedicated to unearthing unknown artists and spreading an appreciation of all music.