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Gilles Peterson to launch new online radio service

By | Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

Worldwide FM

Gilles Peterson will formally launch his new online radio service, Worldwide FM, next week, having run a number of pilot transmissions earlier this year.

The new service will have a similar agenda to most of Peterson’s other projects, including his BBC radio shows, which the station itself describes as a mission to “explore and tie together the shape-shifting diversity of global music”. Peterson himself and DJ Thris Tian, who was involved in the early days of live streaming service Boiler Room, will be the flagship presenters of the new service, with contributors also lined up to represent different music scenes around the world, including Brussel’s DJ Lefto and Tokyo’s Toshio Matsuura.

With backing from file-transfer firm WeTransfer, Worldwide FM says it wants to become “THE globally minded, online destination for discovering music”, adding that this ambition “paired with an experienced production team, with a track record of delivering award-winning content for both brands and broadcasters, ensures that Worldwide FM is well placed to grow into becoming one of music’s most essential online global music hubs”.

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