WRP is run by a French association (1901 Law) and was created by expats in 2003. WRP received its license in 2014 and broadcasts over the greater Paris area on DAB+ (digital radio).
A local radio station for non-French speakers
Anyone can volunteer at WRP, either to host a show, or take part in other operations to help run the station.
We target the 200 000 English speakers who live in Paris – not all of these are native speakers, but it can sometimes be tough for foreigners to rely on their French to hear the local news.
A social endeavour
Working together is an essential part of WRP’s project. As a team we ensure the organisation, recording and promoting of our shows. Everyone has a role to play and can offer new ideas.
Tireless volunteers and journalists
Our volunteers run the station – from hosting to broadcasting.
Supported by listeners
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on listener support and help from the government. We’re a registered charity operating under the name “World Radio Paris”.
Our local programmes
We broadcast four hours of our own shows every day, between 6am and 5pm.
At the top of these ours we air a daily news bulletin, providing listeners with the latest headlines for Paris. You can view the list of our current shows here.
Our partnership with national stations such as the BBC and NPR allows us to air their content the rest of the day – yes, you can listen to your favourite programmes from home on WRP (click here to see when they air)
And we have a frequent What’s On Paris Audioshot – like a morning caffeine hit – reflecting the social, commercial and economic reasons why different pockets of people which we call, anglophone communities, make Paris their home. You can also subscribe to receive them as WRP Audioshots by email.
A coming of age – DAB+
We launched our station on digital radio (known as DAB+) in June 2015 . Our 10-year license allows us to broadcast to the Great Paris region (think Paris to Roissy Airport). We’re the only fully-English speaking station and you can also tune in on your phone via our app available on iTunes and Android.