Gilles Peterson has announced his radio station Worldwide FM will begin running a minimal service from the end of October.
Sharing the news on social media, the DJ and tastemaker wrote: “With regret I’m having to pause Worldwide FM from the end of October. I’m so proud of what has been achieved in the last 6 years.”
Since launching in 2016, the East London-based radio station has hosted shows from Jamz Supernova, Tash LC and TSHA, helping to develop a new generation of broadcasters as well as helping along waves of talented artists.
“WWFM was actually born out of the show I made for the Grand Theft Auto in 2013…and grew to be a real life music and culture platform,” wrote Gilles.
With regret I’m having to pause @worldwidefm from the end of October. I’m so proud of what has been achieved in the last 6 years. If you’ve followed my career in radio you’ll know I started putting aerials up on Pirates aged 16, playing my first track on Radio Invicta 92.4 at 17 pic.twitter.com/fVz6DNG9Vr
— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) September 12, 2022
“It is with great sadness that I’ve had to make the decision to put the brakes on whilst I search for a solution to revive it, in the coming year. WWFM has had incredible backing from its supporters and listeners.”
He adds: “In the meantime, WWFM’s website and archive will remain active and I will continue to host shows. Stay tuned and watch out for a big event before the end of the year.”
The official Worldwide FM account made a further statement on the matter, commenting: “We look forward to enjoying these next few weeks, celebrating our station and all that we have achieved so far so stay tuned in.” Read the full post below.
Big love from the Worldwide FM crew 💜 pic.twitter.com/1T1N1zbvUs
— Worldwide FM (@worldwidefm) September 12, 2022