Originally posted on La Vie en NEON:
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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Originally posted on drinking it all in...:
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.
This sums up the love for Fip quite nicely 📻
Originally posted on Living The Life of Lindsey:
You may or may not have heard of a little Paris-based radio station called FIP [France Inter Paris]. It’s an absolute joy and I recommend you tune in if you’ve never heard it before. We’ve been listening to it for a while now and it used to be broadcast (illegally) from Brighton 2001 and 2011, before being shut down by the feds, but with the wonders of technology you can now just listen to it through the website.
Click on the play button at the top and a pop-up comes out, playing the wonderful FIP
A perfect example of why I love FIP so much is that they just played Farrell’s ‘Happy’ followed by a French version of ‘Happy Together’ by The Turtles. After a little French chat, we are now enjoying ‘Barranquillerita’ by La Tormenta. Another reason I love FIP is because I don’t like chat…
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In the past few days Radio France have announced changes to its station line up, including that of Fip. RF say it will be “Exciting, full of new, historical … it’s back on FIP! Your favorite radio offers new musical events during the day and evening to discover on our antenne and replay on our website on Monday 31 August.”
The new features include
Sous les jupes de Fip
Every Monday from 20h to 22h, a program hosted by Alexandre Desurmont and Luc Frelon
The week opens with Fip with an evening news presented by Alexandre Desurmont and Luc Frelon, music programmers. Latest releases, new talent, exclusive interviews, live sessions … The best music news in any genre, live on Fip.
C’est Magnifip !
Every Tuesday from 20h to 22h, a program hosted by Frédérique Labussière
Fip has always carried his listeners elsewhere … in direct connection with their emotions, memories and desires. Creative escape, Fip explores a new route and gives appointments to listeners for a musical escape, they will chose the theme and destination, by voting on fipradio.fr.
Certains l’aiment Fip
Every Wednesday from 20h to 22h, a program hosted by Susana Poveda
Fip invites listeners to a walk in the musical imagination of a filmmaker, genre films or music composer. By exploring the partitions of a sensitive cinema sound and vibration, Fip offers Impressionist puzzle playing on emotion and sensation.
Live à Fip
Every Thursday from 20h to 22h, a program hosted by Stéphanie Daniel
Because live music is central to the relationship between a musician and his audience, Fip broadcasts every Thursday exceptional concerts to Fip or elsewhere. An appointment where all musical universes collide!
♫ Notre grand classique
The established (and personal favourite) Club Jazzafip remains
Every day at 19h facilitated by Jane Villenet (Monday to Thursday) and Charlotte Bibring (Friday-Sunday)
19h to 20h, it jazz fip! Jane Villenet and Charlotte Bibring receive a programmer for an evening where all the jazz intermingle, big standards to emerging artists.
There are certainly big changes ahead and they sound (excuse the pun) quite exciting. We’re quite excited by having more Frédérique (we met her at the live broadcast and have had a soft spot for her ever since :-D). We hope that the legendary Fipettes are still going to be a big part of the sound of the station.
We’ll know on Monday 31st!
If you didn’t already know, there’s a live petition on change.org campaigning for the preservation and development of Fip.
Fip, as we know, faces a bit of an uncertain future and the world will be a sadder place if we lost it.
The petition is addressed to the Minister of Culture and Communication Fleur Pellerin, the CEO of Radio France Mathieu Gallet, Fip Director Anne SERODE and heading up the #FipToujours collective is Philippe Guihéneuf, a friend.
Preserve and develop FIP, eclectic nugget of Radio France!
Sign the petition here (opens in a new window)
It’s been a while since we had anything to post, but news has reached us that FIP in Paris is under threat.
A Twitter account (@FipToujours) contacted us last night with news that the station may be axed due to a large deficit. Their profile states “Une rumeur absurde a circulé dans la presse le 12 décembre: Fip serait menacée de disparition. Les auditeurs répondent: Fip toujours!” (An absurd rumor circulated in the press on December 12 : Fip would be endangered . Listeners respond : Fip forever!) and they sent us a link to the news article.
The president of Radio France Mathieu Gallet said Thursday that his group would be a deficit in 2015 of € 20 million and questioned the possibility of keeping all stations, targeting and Fip and Le Mouv ‘.
Radio France will lose “twenty million” in 2015, a first in its history, he told the daily Liberation on Thursday. “The current model is no longer valid, given the increase in our payroll,” he further stated in Paris Match. The 2014 budget was voted balance.
Asked about the need to conserve seven channels at Radio France, he replied that “it is the question of the scope (Radio France) that must be asked,” and cited the case of “two small,” Le Mouv’ and Fip.
“Le Mouv and Fip as not amount to much in terms of networks, but they are useful to our development. Fip is a nugget, it works very well. But if we do ‘have more money than we do, “he began.
“In the absence of a coherent strategy or if the results should not be waiting for you (…) a closure of this antenna (note: Le Mouv’) should not be taboo,” already considered late November Senator UMP Jean-Pierre Leleux, in it’s opinion on the audiovisual component of the bill in 2015 finances.
Compared to 2012, the public company, renovated in depth this year, suffered a decline of almost 9 million euros in revenues, which come to 90% of the contribution to public service broadcasting (fee).
The CEO, appointed in May, has also launched several business leads to increase revenues, such as the opening of the antenna to new advertisers. He had already planned on his appointment to charge for podcasts.
The President has said it all in one small sentence. Fip is a nugget, it works very well. It does work very well and that is why it has such a large following, not only here in Brighton and Hove, but also internationally. It will be very sad indeed if Fip is taken from the airwaves.
We’ll try to keep you up to date with progress on this but for now please follow FipToujours on Twitter (@FipToujours) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fip-toujours/1521780338072717).
Vive La Fip! Fip Toujours!