Jazz Radio

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Jazz Radio
Logo of Fréquence Jazz, now Jazz Radio.
City Lyon
Broadcast area France
Slogan Jazz Radio, La radio de tous les jazz (The radio of all the jazz)
Frequency 45 frequencies (2013)
First air date 10 January 1996
Format Jazz
Language(s) French
Former callsigns Fréquence Jazz
Owner Espace Group
Sister stations Alpes 1
Là la Radio
La Radio Plus
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ODS Radio
Radio Espace
Radio Sun
Virage Radio
Website www.jazzradio.fr

Jazz Radio (formerly Fréquence Jazz) is a French radio station dedicated to jazz and soul, and created in 1996.

Jazz Radio is based in Lyon, France and it is broadcasting nationally with around 45 frequencies throughout France including Monaco.[1]


In January 1996 Fréquence Jazz was created by Christophe Mahé (should not be confused with the French singer Christophe Maé) in Lyon on 97.3 MHz, and became the first French jazz station broadcasting around the clock.[2]

In August 1996, a Parisian version of Fréquence Jazz was created named Paris Jazz, but with a different programming. The CSA allows the broadcasting in Paris by sharing broadcast time with Générations on 88.2 MHz, also owned by Espace Group. Paris Jazz broadcast between 14:00 – 19:00 and 23:00 – 07:00. Like Fréquence Jazz in Lyon, its sister station is dedicated entirely to jazz music. In 2002, after 6 years of activity Paris Jazz stopped broadcasting, for unspecified reasons, to let Générations 88,2 broadcast 24/7.[3]

In 2006, Fréquence Jazz starts broadcasting throughout the province in 20 cities, under the name Jazz Radio 2.

In 2008, the name Fréquence Jazz and Jazz Radio 2 were changed to become Jazz Radio.[4] Then in June and July 2008, Jazz Radio started broadcasting on 4 new frequencies in the regions Centre and Midi-Pyrénées. In the end of 2008, Jazz Radio continues its extension of frequencies throughout France with 9 new frequencies in the North and East of France.[5][6]

Since May 2012, Jazz Radio is also available in Monaco on the 95.7 MHz frequency.[7]

In December 2012, the CSA allows Jazz Radio to start broadcasting on their 45th frequency in Dijon on 106.3 MHz.[8]

In January 2013, the CSA allows the Jazz Radio station to start broadcasting in Paris digitally on RNT (Radio Numérique Terrestre).

Identity of Jazz Radio[edit]



Current list of radio shows:[9]

  • "Bon Temps Rouler": Every Sunday, the new and standards of Jazz & Soul are selected by the musician Jean-Jacques Milteau.
  • "Groov'Up": A mix of Groove, Soul and Funk. Every Friday from 22:00 til Midnight.
  • "Happy Hour": Program of Jazz mixed with electro swing. Every Saturday from 20:00 til 22:00.
  • "JazzClub": Playlist of Jazz standards and Jazz and Soul novelties.
  • "Jazz Culture": Agenda regarding the Jazz and Soul concerts in France.
  • "JazzEco": Economical headlines.
  • "Jazz Unlimited": Non-stop playlist of the greatest Jazz. Everyday from 13 til 16 o'clock.
  • "Les Nuits Bleues": The best of Jazz, in the rhythm of the night.
  • "Les Matins Jazz": dedicated to cultural and regional news. culturelle et régionale
  • "Soul Food": A mix Jazz, Soul, Groove, Funk. Every Saturday, 22:00–00:00.
  • "Zen Attitude": Jazz and Soul program with the latest discoveries of local talents and latest news about Jazz concerts and festivals.

Old Programming:

  • "Robert Indoor": Program about cultural and artistic news from Rhône-Alpes.


Jazz Radio plays mainly Jazz and Soul, but often plays other genres including: Funk, Blues, Lounge, Latin, Bossa Nova, Groove, Swing and Gospel.

Broadcasting area[edit]

Jazz Radio broadcasts throughout France in frequency modulation (FM) on the following frequencies:[10]

Jazz Radio is also available over the internet and via satellite, featuring more than 30 different genre channels, from blues to soul and latin jazz.

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