Online radio station Worldwide FM will stop airing new shows with founder Gilles Peterson telling listeners to expect “much more minimal service” from next month. The London-based station will keep its website and Mixcloud archive online with Peterson stating that he is working on a solution to the issues affecting the station.
“We need to make some changes to Worldwide FM, reorganize and reassess the next phase and funding of the station,” read a statement shared on Monday. “We look forward to enjoying these next few weeks, celebrating our station and all that we have achieved so far, so stay tuned.”
In a Twitter thread shared from his own personal account, Peterson added that: “It is with great sadness that I have had to make the decision to put the breaks on while I search for a solution to relaunch it, in l year ahead.” He also told his followers to “watch out for a big event before the end of the year.”
It is with great sadness that I had to make the decision to put the pauses while I looked for a solution to revive it, in the year to come.
WWFM has received incredible support from its followers and listeners.
—Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) September 12, 2022
The Brownswood Recordings boss and DJ Peterson launched Worldwide FM in 2016. The experience of running the station during the pandemic has been archived in FM Lockreleased earlier this year.