The threat of closing RFM radio based in Figeac was unfortunately confirmed on Monday by the Lagardère group ( read our Saturday edition ). This announcement sparked a shock wave in the small world of the media in Lot, where the voice of RFM Quercy-Rouergue has resonated and has been counting for many years. “This is the first radio station created in Figeac in 1981 with Radio 107, then Radio Figeac, Fréquence Bleue and Fréquence 2. In September 2000, it becomes RFM Quercy-Rouergue by broadcasting the RFM program including local information “, traces the journalist Philippe Dalmon who officiates, every morning, at the microphone, presenting the local stalls of news flashes every half hour from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and one at noon.
“RFM is a commercial radio station, that is to say operating thanks to the local advertising. The radio does not receive any subsidies or public aid. It is the only radio station of this category based in the Lot department to provide, from Figeac, information concerning the whole of the territory. Our will is to maintain this strong local anchoring in this area which is poorly served by the audiovisual media “, adds Philippe Dalmon, who highlights the good results in the department.
Very strong audience on the Lot
“RFM Quercy-Rouergue has a very strong audience in the Lot, it has a strong potential of listeners in its territory and has the advantage of being an adult radio station, close to Population. On the economic side, the many advertisers who continue to trust us locally are proof of this anchoring. RFM Quercy-Rouergue is a profitable radio station, which enables it to provide an information program. In addition, I believe that to see one more media disappear in the department, would not be good news. RFM Quercy Rouergue is a totally independent radio station that gives everyone a voice. You should know that if RFM were to close, the local information would become that of Toulouse, the Lot information will no longer be a priority. “The time is therefore for mobilization.” At the national level, the unions with staff representatives have legal arguments to defend, the CSA (Superior council of audio-visual) will also have its say. Locally, we will alert elected officials, “specifies Philippe Dalmon.