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France Info

France Info
City of license Paris
Broadcast area France
Slogan "L'info à vif"
Frequency 105.5 MHz (Paris)
105.3 MHz (Marseille)
103.4 MHz (Lyon)
Frequencies
First air date 1 June 1987
Format All-news radio
Language(s) French
Owner Radio France
Sister stations FIP (radio station)
France Bleu
France Culture
France Inter
France Musique
Le Mouv'
Website franceinfo.fr

France Info (Info is an abbreviation of Informations, the French word for "news") is a 24-hours all-news radio channel operated by the French public service radio broadcaster Radio France.

Broadcasting on AM and FM (as well as being streamed on the internet), France Info is receivable across France and audible too in the border regions of neighbouring countries, including southern parts of the United Kingdom, especially the southeastern coastal region of England.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Slogans 2
  • Journalists and presenters 3
  • Frequencies 4
    • Mediumwave 4.1
    • FM 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

France was founded in 1987 by Roland Faure and Jérôme Bellay. Year on year its audience has grown, notably after the social conflicts of 1995, 2003, and 2006. It is frequently estimated to be the fourth largest French radio network in terms of listener numbers, after RTL, NRJ and France Inter.

France Info has offices in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse, and also makes use of local-news input from the France Bleu network.

Slogans

  • 1987-1995: « C'est toujours l'heure des infos »
  • 1995-2001: « France Info rapproche le monde »
  • 2001-2007: « C'est toujours l'heure des infos »
  • 2007-2008: « Toujours premiers sur l'info »
  • 2008-2009: « La seule radio d'information continue ».[1]
  • 2009: « La vie en continu »
  • since 2009: « L'info à vif »

Journalists and presenters

  • David Abiker
  • Sophie Auvigne
  • Matthieu Beauval
  • Gilbert Chevalier
  • Jérôme Colombain
  • Olivier de Lagarde
  • Raphaëlle Duchemin
  • Olivier Émond
  • Jean-Pierre Gauffre
  • Anne-Élisabeth Lemoine
  • Chloé Leprince
  • Jean Leymarie (journalist)
  • Marie-Ève Malouines
  • Marie-Odile Monchicourt
  • Benjamin Muller
  • Grégory Philipps
  • Richard Place
  • Catherine Pottier
  • Bernard Thomasson
  • Philippe Vandel

Frequencies

Mediumwave

  • Bayonne (Camps de Prats) 1494 kHz ; Power : 4 kW
  • Bordeaux (Néac) 1206 kHz ; Power : 100 kW
  • Brest (Quimerc'h) 1404 kHz ; Power : 20 kW
  • Clermont-Ferrand (Ennezat) 1494 kHz ; Power : 20 kW
  • Dijon (Couternon) 1404 kHz ; Power : 5 kW
  • Lille (Camphin-en-Carembault) 1377 kHz ; Power : 300 kW
  • Lyon (Tramoyes) 603 kHz ; Power : 300 kW
  • Marseille (Réaltor) 1242 kHz ; Power : 150 kW
  • Nice (Fontbonne) 1557 kHz ; Power : 150 kW
  • Rennes (Thourie) 711 kHz ; Power : 300 kW

FM

Main transmitters:

References

  1. ^ (French) « France Info : Toujours premiers sur l'info », sur le site du groupe Radio France, consulté le 18 août 2009

External links

  • France info transmitters map (French)
  • France Info (French)
  • France Info live streaming in mp3 (French)


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