Getting Started in France
It’s hard moving to a new country, so we’ve put together some useful tips for getting started in France. They’ll help you navigate cultural differences, find groups to join, and figure out everything from Navigo travel cards to apartment hunting.
Short Film of the Month
This November, practice your French while enjoying this brilliant short film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet – “La véritable histoire d’Amélie Poulain” (‘Amélie: the Real Story’).
WRP streams two stations live on our website: WRP News and WRP MusicMix.
On-Air via DAB+
Since 2014, WRP has been broadcasted to DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radios across France. An old FM/AM radio will not work. Most radio receiving devices now sold in France are DAB compatible. Recently, WRP started broadcasting in Nice, also on DAB+, serving the English-speakers on the Côte d’Azur region.
WRP is easy to find: We are the last station in the list on screen. More info on DAB+ stations available in Paris here.
Download Our App
World Radio Paris has two apps. The free app gives you access to both our stations in low audio quality (32kbps, mono). It works very well in all areas, including those with poor 3G network coverage and inside the Paris underground metro system. The paid version allows you to stream both stations in high audio quality (128kbps, stereo). Choosing the paid version is an easy way for you to support WRP.
If you feel like taking on a new challenge and would like to host a show of your own, this is the place! Whether you’ve got a background in radio or not, we’ll help you to feel at ease and give you the tips & tricks to get started. If you would like to apply for any of the volunteer positions below, please send your CV along with background information to firstname.lastname@example.org – For host positions, please include a breakdown of your show proposal. We look forward to hearing from you!
Help us to develop the radio station through social media, fundraising and advertising. For anyone who is keen to gain experience in PR.
You’ll be overseeing the smooth running of shows, contacting guests and promoting episodes online.
No! If you are passionate about radio but aren’t keen to speak on air, there are still so many different ways to get involved. World Radio Paris needs technical producers, graphic designers, photographers, script writers, event organisers, website developers, administration assistants, and everyone in between. If you have time to volunteer and ideas for growing the radio station, we would LOVE to hear from you. Just send your CV along with background information to email@example.com
The World Radio Paris recording studio is currently located in the 10e arrondissement of Paris. Our team is interested in relocating to a larger ground-floor space, if you know a shopfront that would be appropriate, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, the studio is not wheelchair accessible. It may be difficult to reach for people with mobility issues as it is on the sixth floor. If you would like to get involved with World Radio Paris and have access needs, please let our team know and we will do our best to facilitate your participation, e.g. remote recording and alternative meeting spaces.
World Radio Paris broadcasts in English!
Absolutely! We’re a diverse team, and a lot of us didn’t have any radio experience when we joined World Radio Paris. As long as you’re passionate about building community through conversation, we’d love to have you.
It’s free to listen and volunteer with World Radio Paris. Every now and again, we may run a ticketed event, but our focus is always on bringing people together. That means that everyone should be able to get involved, regardless of income.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on public funding from the French Ministry of Culture and corporate sponsors. We’re a registered charity operating under the name “Association World Radio Paris”, which also means that donations to WRP are tax-deductable. Listeners are encouraged to donate if they are in a position to do so, click here to learn more.