Counting down to … Cannes

This has nothing to do with the most famous film festival in the world. We are counting down the days to the launch of our very own DAB+ transmitter in Cannes !

In just a few days, listeners in Cannes will be able to listen to 13 community radio stations licensed in the Nice area on DAB+ Radio, thanks to a new extension to the West of the region. The additional transmitter, purchased by World Radio Paris thanks (in part) to our listeners’ generous donations in 2023, was just installed in the hills above the city of Cannes. When powered on, it will allow full coverage of the Côte d’Azur, in addition to the existing transmitter located in Nice. The two devices will operate on the same frequency, allowing seemless reception in the car all along the coast, from St Tropez to Monaco.

Here are photos of the installation:

Not only will this investment allow WRP to reach more listeners in this densely populated area (where many English speakers reside), but it will also benefit to WRP for the next five years in terms of income: the other 12 radio stations also using this equipment will pay a rental fee to our station each year.

This would not have been possible without our listeners’ financial support. As we are approaching our 10th anniversary, you too can contribute to our effort towards developping a radio station in English in France. Please consider making a donation to WRP. Every penny counts and is used wisely! Thank you.