Radio FG

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Radio FG
Logo FG 2013.png
City Paris
Broadcast area France
Slogan FG, Au Top Des Tendances
Format Dance, House, Electro
Former callsigns FG DJ Radio
Website radiofg.com

Radio FG (since February 2013, formerly FG DJ Radio) is a French-language radio station that began broadcasting from Paris on 98.2 MHz in the FM band in 1981. It is France's first radio station that broadcasts deep house and electro house music (originally electronic and underground music). The station's current playlist is house, dance, R&B and electronica alongside several American hip-hop songs broadcast from time to time.

History[edit]

Radio FG was founded in 1981 as a community radio rooted in the Parisian gay scene and in support of the gay community. The 'FG' initials were said to vary in meaning from "Fréquence Gaie" (Gay Frequency) to "Futur Génération" (Future Generation) to "Filles et Garçons" (Girls and Boys).

During its initial four years of broadcasting, the station faced financial struggles as well as internal conflicts, but managed to survive. As time went by, the station, facing an identity crisis, distanced itself from its social activism and re-defined itself as a dedicated electronic music station.[citation needed]

In 2001 Radio FG abandoned its community radio status to become a private radio station. In September 2003 Radio FG became known as FG DJ Radio and broadened its spectrum of music to include R'n'B and Raï music. Mixshows (known as Club FG for most of the time) originally accounted for 30-50 percent of the entire broadcast week. It now only accounts for 10 percent.

Today, the station broadcasts throughout the Parisian suburbs and in other major cities around France. In September 2004 the radio started a free webradio service called Underground FG. The station devotes 24 hours a day a mix of house, techno and dance music (similar to the original Radio FG), alongside older mixes that already aired on Radio FG.

The website now offers 7 different live streams: FG DeepDance, FG Undrgrnd, Club FG, FG Remix, FG House Chic, and FG Dance by Hakimakli; along with a 6-hour-delayed stream of its main station called FG +6H targeted to its North American audience. There's also a version of the regular FG DJ Radio for Belgium now: Radio FG Belgique. Formerly streams are Vintage FG (which was playing classics) and Energy Burnmix FG.

In about February 2017, Radio FG decided to replace non-stop overnight music (Monday – Thursday mornings 2 am – 5 am) by non-stop rebroadcasts of interviews airing on the drivetime show "Happy Hour FG" with Antoine Baduel. The reason for this change is still unknown, but it could be necessary to save money, especially because Mediametrie doesn't look a lot after the midnight-5 am slot. This raises concerns for the station's listeners, especially Radio FG is an electronic music station. However, Radio FG is not the first music station have to do so. NRJ (France's main top 40 station) also (until today[when?]) carries a mostly-speech output from 8 pm to 6 am (Guillaume Radio 2.0, MiKL, Le PreMorning), and Fun Radio, another electronic station, plays far less music from 8 pm to midnight every weeknight (Lovin'Fun and Le Night Show).

History of logos[edit]

Notable DJs and Presenters[edit]

Frequencies[edit]

France:

Belgium :

Monaco:

FG Chic:

FG Webradios[edit]

  • FG Radio (main program on FM)
  • FG Undrgrnd
  • FG Chic
  • FG Non Stop
  • Club FG
  • Starter FG by Hakimakli
  • FG Deep Dance
  • FG Belgique

Compilations by Radio FG[edit]

  • FG DJ Radio 100% TUBES (2011)
  • DANCEFLOOR FG SUMMER 2009
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2008
  • CLUB FG 2009
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2008
  • DANCEFLOOR FG WINTER 2009
  • Dancefloor Summer 2007
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2007
  • FG CLUB DANCE 3
  • FG CLASSICS
  • FG CLUB DANCE VOL 2
  • Vintage
  • Underground FG vol.2
  • Underground FG vol.1
  • RnB Chic
  • FG Club Dance
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2006
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2006
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2005
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2005
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2004
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2004
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2003
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2003
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2002
  • Dancefloor FG Winter 2002
  • Dancefloor FG Summer 2001
  • Club FG-Zemixx-vol.2
  • Club FG-Zemixx-vol.1
  • After FG vol.2
  • After FG vol.1
Others
  • Rave Action
  • Collector FG
  • Club House Radio FG 98.2
  • FG for ever
  • After FG
  • Club FG
  • Dancefloor FG
  • Underground FG
  • Vintage FG
  • FG Club Dance
  • FG Classics
  • R'n'B Chic
  • French Touch FG

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