The transfer window is in full swing, as every year in the spring, and Europe 1 does not escape the exercise. The new school year promises to be full of transfers for the Lagardère group's radio station. Indiscretions are multiplying, going so far as - for some - become official.
The station announced in a press release on Wednesday, June 7 that journalist and host Thomas Isle will be at the helm, at the end of the summer, of the program "Culture Médias". Thus, Philippe Vandel will be replaced on August 28. After six years on the air, the Europe 1 teams "thank him for the work done and wish him every success in his future projects". A formulation that suggests that the journalist is saying goodbye to the presentation of the show but also, more broadly, to Europe 1. A hypothesis that remains to be confirmed.
Everything is not yet recorded on the side of Sophie Davant. If she hosts daily the show "Case concluded" on France 2, "it is several weeks that she tells me that she wants something else," said Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, the number two of France Televisions. He adds: "I respect that even though I would have preferred to keep it. I think she will no longer present "Deal concluded" at the beginning of the school year, at least on weekdays." She seems to be heading towards radio, a medium that has always fascinated her. The French host is already on the airwaves with her "confidences" interviews every Saturday on M Radio. Sophie Davant would have been offered a daily on Europe 1, according to information from Le Parisien.
"Never leave RTL"
Doubt continues to hover over Pascal Praud's future. If his presence on CNews is ensured by his indefinite contract with Canal +, nothing is less certain for the rest. In mid-April, the sites Factuel and des Jours announced that the 58-year-old host would leave RTL and his show "Les auditeurs ont la parole" in favor of Europe 1. The station would have offered him the midday presentation. However, his transfer is not yet and the journalist is faced with a dilemma: remain faithful to the Canal+ group where he has become a figurehead of CNews or prefer M6 where the boss Nicolas de Tavernost would promise him a daily morning show on M6, between 9 and 10 am, in addition to his daily radio. "You must never leave RTL... ", had mysteriously launched the interested party a few weeks ago during a telephone interview with Michel Drucker on... RTL.