Radio France switches off Medium Wave transmissions

January 7, 2016 | 12:00
Radio France switches off Medium Wave transmissions
Radio France switches off Medium Wave transmissions
Since midnight on 31st December 2015. Radio France programs are no longer broadcast on the Medium Wwave band. Services concerned are France Info, France bleu RCFM et France Bleu Elsass. Broadcasting on Medium Wave, started between 1937 and 1944, is considered obsolete, with the number of Medium Wave listeners being marginal. This step is part of an economy plan at Radio France. It will be followed by the cessation of Long Wave broadcasts on 31st December 2016.

Radio France is offering an improvement in FM broadcasts to cover the switch off of the Medium Wave services. (Link is in French.) As well as this, because their listeners want to listen to their programs on connected devices, Radio France is also investing in the distribution of its stations and programs on connected devices (smartphones, PCs, Tablets, TV etc) and is offering new services such as internet radio and mobile applications.
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