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Toshio Matsuura and WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA join forces to bring you WW Tokyo

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WW Tokyo is a fortnightly radio broadcast led by Toshio Matsuura on Worldwide FM. We are delighted to announce our new partnership with WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA, who will be hosting WW Tokyo live from their cafe bar, ZAKBARAN.

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WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA is a new creative hub and local community hotel in Downtown Tokyo, celebrating Japanese culture where the modern and traditional merge. Together Toshio Matsuura and WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA curate two hours of radio which combines Toshio’s signature sound with Worldwide FM’s diverse sensibilities.

We welcome anyone who wishes to join us in enjoying the vibrant space and Toshio’s selections. You can find WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA at 〒111-0032 Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa, 2 Chome−16−2

Watch our debut broadcast from WIRED TOKYO ASAKUSA below.

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We’ve put together a special holiday schedule with the Worldwide Family

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New holiday schedule: 24th Dec – 2nd Jan

This Christmas and New Year the Worldwide Family will be going… worldwide. As a result our programming is going to be a little bit different, but very special this festive period, as we follow our crew venturing out to discover new and exciting artists and scenes from all over the globe.

This will replace our regular 10AM-6PM Monday to Friday programming, but we have we have in store is even better – we have an exciting programme of events over this festive period that we can’t wait to share with you.

We’ll be seeing in Christmas Day with a very special 24 hour Jazz mixtape from Jameszoo, moving through to a takeover in Brussels led by our own Lefto. From Belgium we travel to Tokyo for some Jazz to Club selections with some local friends of ours. Then it’s over to Downtown LA for some sunshine in our new home base that we launched in December, before heading to Seoul with Thris Tian for a live broadcast from the legendary club Cakeshop. We stop off in Istanbul to check out Turkish community radio culture with Deborah Ipekel, before rounding off our excursion with Gilles Peterson and friends for a massive Worldwide family bash at Nuits Fauves in the heart of bohemian East Paris.

Also, Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist David Virelles (ECM) and Mighty Rainer Trüby have put together eclectic selection of music as exclusive WWFM New Year Mix!

And as always, you can tune in anytime of the day to hear a selection of carefully curated tunes, even outside of programmed shows. You can keep up with us and see what we’re up to by following our Future Shows and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where we will be updating from around the globe.

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Tokyo Holiday Takeover // 27-12-2016 // 10AM-6PM GMT

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Japan’s musical underground has gone from strength to strength in 2016, and we want in. We’re taking you to Tokyo for an eight hour takeover from some very capable friends of ours, who will be taking you on a journey of future Jazz and Club sounds.

We will be broadcasting a jazz session from Toshio Matsuura, a set from Shacho from Soil & Pimp Sessions, and mixes from Yosi HorikawaDJ Sahib and RBMA grad Sauce 81. A particularly personal moment will come from DJ Mitsu the Beats who will be presenting his 311 Remembrance mix dedicated to Japan, in memory of those affected by the disaster in his home of Sendai in March 2011.