Worldwide FM

Editorial and content creation- Radio host

TASK/CHALLENGE:

Editorial and content creation 2020 to 2022- Radio host at Worldwide FM

To discover change makers activating systems from within in Armenia and Algeria.

To share their methods, models and how they got to do what they are doing.

To inspire new career path in youths.

To offer a space for open experimentation to marginalised voices, alternative perspectives and shared progressive values.

To introduce non linear narrative, pluralistic methods of engagement and innovative hosting methods.

You can listen to the show here

Worldwide FM is a freeform internet radio service that highlights "underground music, culture and stories from around the globe." Founded in 2016 by DJ Gilles Peterson, longtime host of the BBC Radio program Worldwide, the platform features a rotating roster of international radio DJs and programming

APPROACH:

Nelly Boum Show is a monthly show which unravels a theme and explores it in a multiverse of possible new futures - we listen and discuss economy, politics, and other systems as we know it through music. Showcasing talents from Algeria, Armenia and the rest of North Africa, with caucasian music/experts and international talents, The Nelly Boum Show is a series of inspirational, quirky, funny interviews and brilliant music. Collaborators and music selections are specifically tailored for content creators, independent thinkers and makers of new worlds; the show is a plethora of unique talents and pluralistic thinkers.

OUTPUT:

The Nelly Boum Show was collaboratively developed with and broadcast by Worldwide FM from June 7th, 2020 to Feb 27, 2022. Worldwide FM is an award-winning community and platform which showcases subcultures and stories from across the world to explore and tie together the evolving diversity of global creativity. The station gives voice to progressive artists and cultural figures who fight inequality in all its forms - mirroring the values of the Nelly Boum Show. 

The Nelly Boum Show was composed of 19 episodes, with 170 international, up-and-coming and well-known artists interviewed over a 1 year 8 month period.

Best of the year selection by Design Week:

"October will mark the fourth episode of Nelly Ben Hayoun’s radio show broadcast on Worldwide FM and the theme this time is home. The designer says the show will interrogate the idea of homes, with discussions on family, homecoming, repatriation and departure. As always, the two-hour timeslot will be filled with a series of guests – entrepreneur and activist Hratch Tchilingirian, curator and creator Ibrahim Nehme and art director Shirin Mirachor will all feature this time around. Discussions will be thought-led but rooted in current events – Beirut native Nehme, for example, will examine the “rebirth” of his hometown after the trauma of the explosion that occurred there in August."