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The FM radios

Hertzian private radio stations

Hertzian private radio stations

The FM radios

Approximately 900 private operators are authorized to emit in the band FM (87.5 MHz-108 MHz) on 4700 frequencies. The authorizations are delivered for one period maximum 5 years, renewable twice. The radiophonic regulation (procedure of authorization, of renewal, follow-up of the authorizations) is ensured by the Superior council of audio-visual, with the participation of territorial committees of audio-visual (CTA)

The Superior council of audio-visual determined five categories of radio, according to their vocation, local or national, and their contents, set of themes or general practitioner. Each category is indicated by a letter (of A with E):

  • Category A - services of radio operator associative achieving a mission of social communication of proximity and whose commercial resources coming from the publicity of brand or sponsorship are lower than 20% of their total turnover
  • Category B – services of radio operator buildings or regional independent not diffusing a program has national vocation identified
  • Category C – services of radio operator buildings or regional diffusing the program of a network set of themes to national vocation
  • Category D – services of radio sets of themes to national vocation
  • Category E – services radiophonic general practitioners with national vocation

The radios of motorway are added to it, which constitute a category except for. The whole of these structure categories radiophonic landscape on the national territory.