The former co-founder and boss of Charlie Hebdo and the former director of the France Inter station from 2009 to 2014, Philippe Val arrives on Europe 1. From September 10, he will sign a free editorial every Friday at 7.40 am, in the morning show of Dimitri Pavlenko, Matthieu Belliard's successor.
From Monday to Thursday, this 7:40 am slot is held by comedian Matthieu Noël and his column “Ca se plaide”.
Philippe Val is a critical mind and a great defender of secularism.
The management of Europe 1 offered him this weekly editorial and is thinking with him about other possible collaborations in the context of the campaign for the presidential election.
A summer of crisis
It is the surprise of the head of a station in full reconstruction.
After a summer marked by an internal crisis and a wave of departures including Nicolas Canteloup or Anne Roumanoff on the air and within the editorial staff raised against the merger of Europe 1 and the Canal + group, after the arrival of great voices from CNews like Laurence Ferrari in the afternoon or Romain Desarbres at noon, and after the return of Jean-Pierre Elkabbach at the weekend, the station decided to surprise.
The new grid resumed on August 23.
The station begins a long work of rebuilding after seeing its cumulative audiences plunge to less than 5% at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
Vivendi, which has become the largest shareholder of the Lagardère group (owner of Europe 1), has decided to give the resort time and resources to regain its position as a great generalist.
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