New shake-up in sight at Europe 1. Accustomed to being heckled in recent years, the schedule of the private radio, chronically losing speed, seems to reconnect with its old demons. If in the morning, the discreet Dimitri Pavlenko should resume service next season, just like Christophe Hondelatte at 14 p.m., Laurence Ferrari at 18 p.m. and Olivier Delacroix at 23 p.m., the fate of the other weekday programs is more uncertain.
The station announces this Wednesday in a press release that Philippe Vandel will lose his daily called "Culture Médias". Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., it offers to decipher media news since 2019. A theme that Europe 1 intends to continue to address next season, but with a new formula. On the menu, more interactivity and especially a new incarnation: Thomas Isle, until then joker of Philippe Vandel and presenter of France Télévisions
From 11 a.m. to noon, the program "Bienfait pour vous" by Julia Vignali and Mélanie Gomez, is also in danger, as is Europe 1 Sport, which pays its audiences at half-mast from 20 p.m. At the head of "Historically yours" in the afternoon (16h-18h), Stéphane Bern has certainly agreed to leave for a tour, but could see his show reduced to one hour and programmed in another box.
Possible external reinforcements
In addition to these changes, there are possible external reinforcements. In the pipes for weeks, the transfer of Pascal Praud is still the subject of tough negotiations between Nicolas de Tavernost, the boss of RTL, and Arnaud Lagardère, owner of Europe 1. Successful host of "Listeners have the floor" on RTL, the face of CNews still hesitates to stay within the station of the group M 6, which "must never leave" according to his own words. According to our information, the Six offered him an offer as tempting as that of CNews: a juicy radio / TV contract, with a daily live broadcast on the Six between 9 am and 10 am.
In recent days, Europe 1 is also trying to attract Sophie Davant into its nets. At what time? That is the question. Because if she inherited, as expected, the 16h-18h slot of the station, the host would find herself in head-on competition with "Affaire conclue", her auction show on France 2.
Unthinkable for the public service where we seem to have few illusions about the future of its 60-year-old presenter. "I think she will no longer present Affaire conclue at the beginning of the school year, at least during the week," Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, director of France Televisions, announced Tuesday to our colleagues at Télé Loisirs. One less obstacle to his arrival on the radio of the Lagardère group, in the process of absorption by Vivendi, and still in the depths of the audiences.