PHOTOGRAPH OF A FRENCH “FREE RADIO” STUDIO AND A FEMALE ANNOUNCER

radio This vintage photograph features a female radio announcer behind a microphone. The studio has another electronic device on the table. It is my guess that the device is a speaker or transmitter.  The previous owner of this photo wrote some notes on the reverse of the image. The notes indicate that this is a photograph of a studio that was a part of “Free Radio: France”. Initially, free radio was synonymous with the term “pirate radio”. Such radio stations were popular in 1970’s Europe and were proponents of freedom of expression, and the end of state monopolies controlling radio and television. In France, state monopolies controlled radio until 1981. Prior to World War II, there were about a dozen independent and commercial radio stations operating in France. It is possible that this image comes from “Radio Andorra” because the image was part of a collection of other photos related to radio broadcasting in Andorra. “Radio Andorra” was one of the oldest French private radio stations. The radio station broadcasted from Andorra between 1939 and 1981. Since Andorra was not part of France, the station could bypass the demands of the French monopoly. This vintage photo is a terrific piece of  European and French radio history. The photograph measures about 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ and is in very good condition.

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