Radio Monte Carlo

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Radio Monte Carlo (RMC) is the name of radio stations owned and managed by several different entities:

  • Radio Monte Carlo Network is an Italian-speaking station, broadcasting in Italy and Monaco from both Monaco and Milan. Now owned by Finelco, with RCS MediaGroup as a shareholder, it was founded in 1966 by Noel Cutisson and its enlisted deejays included: Antonio Devia, Awanagana, Ettore Andenna, Gigi Salvadori, Herbert Pagani, Liliana Dell'Acqua, Luisella Berrino, Manuela De Vito, Marco Odino, Mario Raffaele Conti, Max Pagani, Riccardo Heinen, Roberto Arnaldi, Valeria Porrà, and others. Nowadays deejays are: Paolo Remondini, Alberto Capozzella, Luisella Berrino, Maurizio Di Maggio, Massimo Valli, Max Venegoni, Patrizia Farchetto, Marco Porticelli, "Jackie", Nick "The Nightfly", David Dunn, Kay Rush, "Katamashi", Stefano Bragatto, Monica Sala, Clive Malcolm Griffiths, Mauro Pellegrino and Erina Martelli.
    • Monte Carlo 2 (MC 2) is the second Italian-speaking station associated with RMC Radio Monte Carlo Network broadcasting in Italy and Monaco.
  • Radio Monte Carlo (Switzerland) is a German-speaking station broadcasting from Zurich, Switzerland. It has common ownership with the Italian RMC stations, being part of Finelco.
  • Radio Monte Carlo (Uruguay) - Montevideo, Uruguay is broadcast on 930AM. This is a Spanish-speaking station.
  • Radio Monte Carlo (Georgia)

Perception[edit]

Radio Monte Carlo is considered one of the most popular networks especially in non-European Italian and French-speaking regions for its assumed neutrality. During the Iraq War, it was mentioned by some journalists as a reliable source. Radio Monte Carlo was founded by the Nazis in March 1942, ceased transmission in June 1944 and back on the air with American help as a joint venture with the Principality of Monaco in August 1944. The French government sold its share to a private holding group in 1998 of Sud Radio and la Depeche du Midi.

Broadcasts in other languages[edit]

Radio Monte Carlo's transmission network includes some high power Longwave and Mediumwave transmitters located at Roumoules in France. For many years the MW unit has been hired out at nighttime to the Middle East Reformed Fellowship through Trans World Radio, with programming in various languages including Arabic and English. In 1970, RMC's transmitters were also used by the short lived British commercial album station Radio Geronimo.

The World Tomorrow broadcast[edit]

During the late 1950s The World Tomorrow radio broadcast of Herbert W. Armstrong was carried by Radio Monte Carlo in the English, Spanish and Russian languages. Armstrong claimed that while the Voice of America was jammed by the Soviet Union, his Russian-language broadcast was heard loud and clear in Moscow.

Transmitters[edit]

  • Transmitter Roumoules, one of the most powerful broadcasting stations on the world
  • Col de La Madonne
  • Fontbonne

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