Here’s a great article about Fip from the website slate.fr
Thanks to a post in this here Facebook group we’ve just found out that our friends from FIP are returning to Brighton in April 2016.
You’ll be able to catch them at the Open House on Friday 8th April and then the Fortune Of War on the beach on Saturday 9th April.
Hope to see you there.
On the 5th January 1971 FIP (France Inter Paris) 514 started broadcasting in Paris. Today, on 5th January 2016, FIP as we know it now celebrates it’s 45th birthday.
To celebrate 45 years on air, FIP have launched a number of web radios available through the website www.fipradio.fr and their iOS and Android apps.
Happy Birthday 45th FIP. Here’s to the next 45 🙂
Back in 2011 we set up @LoveFip but then kind of neglected it.
We’ve gone to log in now only to find that it got hijacked and has now been suspended.
We’re in the process of trying to get it sorted with Twitter, but not having much luck at the moment.
So, for the time being, please ignore any references to our Twitter until we can get it sorted. If anyone can help us we’d be very grateful.
The #LoveFip Team
A slightly older post regarding Fip being 40 but another nice article covering the history of our favourite station.
FIP radio is really one of a kind. I don’t believe I haver ever come upon a radio station that has absolutely no publicity, zero. Its eclectic mix of music suits me perfectly. I personally have a diverse background, although I have lived 12 out of the last 15 years in Paris.
Yesterday, while at work, I heard this song: (it’s actually a poem written by Shel Sylverstein author of “A light in the Attic”, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, “The Giving tree”……books that marked my childhood and maybe yours too…..)
THE BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN – Marianne Faithful, 1979
The morning sun touched lightly on
The eyes of Lucy Jordan
In a white suburban bedroom
In a white suburban town
And she lay there ‘neath the covers
Dreaming of a thousand lovers
‘Til the world turned to orange
And the room went spinning round
At the age of 37
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In my opinion FIP is as close to perfection as radio stations get, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
You can listen to it here… just scroll to the bottom of the page and écouter direct.
The songs never seem to have much in common, except that they are all interesting and top quality. The presenters don’t say too much but just enough to let you know they are there at the helm. They’ve got you. Plus there are no adverts. Fantastic!
Warning: it may be a little bit too jazzy for some people’s tastes.