M-Radio is a Russian-French radio station that began broadcasting on January 14, 1991 . Official birthday: February 28, 1991. On January 6, 2000 the broadcast was discontinued. Under the old name, with old jingles , but with new founders, the broadcasting was resumed on September 4, 2006 , but at the beginning of 2008 the broadcasting of the radio station was stopped.
|original name: Radio station “M-Radio”, then: “M-Radio - New Wave”|
|A country|| Russia |
|Broadcast area||Until 2000, Moscow and the Moscow region (71.3 VHF), Tver, Alma-Ata. Until 2008 −96.4 FM|
|Broadcast Start Date||January 14, 1991|
|Broadcast End Date||January 6, 2000 the first, (9 years) January 20, 2008 the second and final (17 years)|
|Replaced||Funny radio |
(at a frequency of 96.4 FM)
|Replaced by||X-FM , then - Taxi FM|
|Executives||General Director Roman Vavilov, Music Editor Demier Francois|
On October 1, 2015, the radio station resumed broadcasting in web radio format.
- 1 Broadcast frequencies
- 2 History
- 3 Interesting Facts
- 4 References
- 5 notes
- Moscow and the Moscow Region until 2000 - 71.3 MHz of the “lower / Soviet VHF” ( VHF OIRT ). The transmitter and antennas were located on the Ostankino Tower , the antenna suspension height was 420 m, from September 4, 2006 to January 20, 2008 - 96.4 MHz.
- Alma-Ata - 103.5 MHz, 71.5 MHz
- Tver - 73.61; 102.7 MHz
Radio station format until 2000: CHR / rock
2006-2007: M-Radio music of the 90s + a small number of new products.
According to the Agreement on the establishment and activities of the Soviet-French enterprise M-Radio dated July 21, 1990 and the Charter of the Joint Venture of June 16, 1990, the Joint Venture participants were:
- Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries (1/3 of the authorized capital),
- All-Union Radio and Television Transmission Station of the Ministry of Communications of the USSR (1/3 of the authorized capital)
- Company B-COM, France (1/3 of the authorized capital).
Due to serious disagreements between the Russian and French parties, in January 1994, Russian participants registered the M-Radio - New Wave Editorial Office, a limited liability partnership with the M-Radio joint venture. According to the Agreement on the creation of the LLP and the Articles of Association, December 12, 1993, the founders were:
- The main broadcasting and television center of the Russian Federation (50% of the authorized capital)
- Russian Association for International Cooperation (50% of the Statutory Fund).
The M-radio - New Wave LLP was gradually responsible for the creation of radio programs and the equipment of the radio station. As a result, French participation in the activities of M-Radio soon ceased. Due to the reluctance of the owners to invest in the development of the station, the purchase of new equipment stopped, the “corporate style” of “M-radio” was the constant failure to play CDs (“jumping discs”). Also, the owners of the radio station did not make much effort to obtain a license for broadcasting in the “upper” VHF band ( CCIR VHF ) against the background of a gradually decreasing fleet of radio receivers receiving in the “lower / Soviet VHF” (VHF OIRT). All this brought M-Radio to the bottom lines of rating tables.
Since 1998, the radio station was sold to the state concern OJSC Concern Radio Center . The new owners equipped a modern studio complex for the radio station, but without the frequency in the “upper” VHF band and fresh creative ideas, it was difficult to compete with other radio stations. On June 28, 1999, M-Radio broadcasting was practically discontinued, at the frequency of 71.3 MHz, the Russian Hit radio project started around the clock. In the fall of 1999, problems with the license appeared, the technical broadcasting of M-radio was returned to the frequency of 71.3 MHz, reducing the broadcast time of the Russian Hit project. However, the measures taken did not help, and on January 6, 2000 at midnight the 71.3 MHz M-radio was completely disconnected from the air.
Since 2006, the M-Radio brand has been owned by ARS holding (since 2013 it has been reformed into Krutoy Media).
On September 4, 2006 at 22:00, M-Radio again returned to Moscow broadcast at a frequency of 96.4 MHz  , but the attempt to revive the “legend” was unsuccessful, and a year after the launch the project was closed. At a frequency of 96.4 MHz, the radio “XFM”, owned by ARS, was broadcast.
On October 1, 2015, broadcasting of the radio station began in web radio format. Another reincarnation attempt belongs to the brand owners - Igor Krutoy and Mikhail Gutseriev's Krutoy Media holding.
- Most listeners believe that the jingles were voiced by a person of Georgian origin  . There was a version that they were voiced by Francois Demier, a member of the directorate from the French side. Actually, the French actor Alain Dorval , who doubles Stallone and Schwarzenegger in French film translations, became the voice of M-radio. He could not read Russian, and the jingles wrote to him in Latin - in transliteration. The result was a branded “trick” of M-Radio, jingles with a “Georgian” accent. After the departure of the French side, some of the jingles disappeared, some deteriorated. Initially, they were recorded on magnetic tape. Later, from the chopped pieces of the old jingles, new ones were created. In 1998-1999, jingles were recorded in the old style in the voice of Alexei Vostryakov.