RTL (French radio)

RTL (French radio)

In France, RTL is a popular nation-wide commercial radio network owned by the RTL Group.

In 1931, Radio Luxembourg, the public radio network from Luxembourg, was privatised. Beginning in 1946, it could be heard easily in France. Until the 1980s, only the French public radio networks could transmit from France itself. Radio Luxembourg was one of private "peripheral" networks transmitting from abroad (actually, just on the northeast border of France).

Quickly, Radio Luxembourg gained a large audience in France. In the 1960s, it was faced with the success of another peripheral network from Germany, Europe 1, which adopted a modern tone and conquered a young audience. In 1966, Radio Luxembourg reacted and became RTL. During the May 1968 crisis, the French public radio networks were on strike and TV was not independent from the government. RTL and Europe 1 were the main ways of obtaining independent information for the French people. They were nicknamed "barricades radio".

In 1981, under François Mitterrand, privately run radio stations were finally allowed to broadcast in France. RTL, now broadcasting in France mostly at 104.3 MHz, was the radio network with the most listeners from 1981 to 2002. Since 2000, it has gone through a crisis. Indeed, in order to stop the aging of RTL's audience, station managers imposed a lot of changes which have annoyed many listeners. From 2000 to 2002, RTL lost the third of its listeners. then became second behind NRJ. In November 2006, it took back the head of the French radios chart. RTL notably features a very popular daily talk show named "Les Grosses Têtes", which has been broadcast since 1977. Other "historical" broadcasts existed on RTL:
* "Stop ou Encore", a musical broadcast
* "Hit Parade", a musical chart
* "La Valise RTL", a game
* "Le Grand Jury", a political broadcast
* "Le Journal Inattendu", a news bulletin and a magazine conceived by a guest
* "RTL Matin", the morning news session

ee also

Radio Luxembourg (French)

External links

fr http://www.rtl.fr/ Official site

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Radio Luxembourg (French) — Radio Luxembourg 1933 1939 and 1951 is the name of a Long Wave commercial radio station that began broadcasting from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 1933 as a daytime and evening service in the French language from Monday to Saturday and until… …   Wikipedia

  • RTL — On Wikipedia, RTL may refer to RTL may refer to:* RTL Group, Europe s largest TV, radio, and production company ** RTL Television, a German commercial television station ** RTL (French radio), a French radio station * RTL 102.5, a private Italian …   Wikipedia

  • RTL Group — S.A. Type Public Industry Media Founded 2000 Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • Radio Luxembourg (English) — Infobox Broadcasting network name = Radio Luxembourg Location of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (shown in red circle), home of the Radio Luxembourg transmitters, illustrating its relationship to listeners on the continent of Europe and within the… …   Wikipedia

  • Radio in Paris — Radio transmission in Paris began in 1921, and today there are many AM and FM radio stations available to listeners in Paris and the Île de France region.HistoryThe first radio broadcast in Paris aimed at the general public took place on 24… …   Wikipedia

  • French pop music — is the pop music sung in the French language. It is usually performed by singers from France, Belgium, Quebec, or any of the other francophone areas of the world. The target audience is the francophone market (primarily France), which is… …   Wikipedia

  • RTL Matin — ( RTL Morning ) is the main morning news programme on the French generalist commercial radio network RTL. It goes out on Mondays to Fridays between 7.00 and 8.50 and is France s most listened to news programme. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Radio Caroline — is a European radio station that started transmissions on Easter Sunday 1964 from a ship anchored in international waters off the coast of Felixstowe, Suffolk, England. [ [http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/history2.asp Don t Get Mad, Get Even] ] It… …   Wikipedia

  • French Pop — Jane Birkin, 1985 Julien Clerc (2008) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • French presidential election, 2007 — Infobox Election election name = French presidential election, 2007 country = France type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = French presidential election, 2002 previous year = 2002 next election = French presidential election, 2012… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.