HOT on the heels of a French language radio station in London, comes news of an attempt to launch an English language station in Paris.
World Radio Paris (WRP) is working on creating a dossier showing support for its plans as it aims to win the righ to broadcast on an FM frequency.
The station is currently available online and is run from the American University in Paris where it has been in operation since 2005 thanks to a team of over 50 volunteers and AUP students.
David Blanc, president of WRP, said: "Obtaining the right to broadcast on 99.9 FM is not going to be easy. We need lots of support letters from influential organizations, consulates, cultural centres and various interest groups in Paris.
"Support letters printed and then scanned on company or group letter-headed paper, or emails, featuring a simple message such as 'We... support the WRP project and team, we find this project exciting and useful for any English-speaker in Paris...' can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRP hopes to offer Parisians a 24hour-a-day radio service for news and entertainment in English, including BBC and NPR's programs.