Flashback Friday! Radio LL Juan les Pins

Did you know that Juan les Pins had a (short-lived) radio station in the 1920’s?

An antenna was erected at the Municipal Casino, and nightly between 9.30pm-11.30pm in 1927 the radio station transmitted the concerts from the orchestra at the Casino including symphonies, dance and jazz.

1928 - The casino in Juan les Pins with the radio antenna for Radio LL Juan les Pins (image: 100ansderadio.free.fr)

1928 – The casino in Juan les Pins with the radio antenna for Radio LL Juan les Pins (image: 100ansderadio.free.fr)

A law change in the same year of their first broadcast rejected their operation to transmit, but with support from radio clubs and a few politicians they erected a stronger antenna in the gardens of Villa Bagatelle.

In 1928, broadcasts were introduced with ‘Ici Poste Radio LL Juan les Pins’ followed by the Marsellaise.  The programme extended to include news, weather forecasts, comedy, and medical bulletins.

The name changed from ‘Radio LL Juan les Pins’ to ‘Radio Côte d’Azur’ and ‘Radio Mediterranée’.

A look back in history!

Source:  100ansderadio.free.fr

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