"Now John’s gone there’s nobody I know in my age group who remotely likes this kind of thing. I don’t understand why. I’m driven by it."

Incorrectly, she wasn’t as big a deal for me as John Peel. I don’t really know why. I’ve listened to her last and most recent show from just before Christmas - the BBC have re-released her fiftieth anniversary shows on Sounds, which I will try to listen to, but those didn’t immediately feel in the spirit of Annie Nightingale who was very much about new music and looking forward.