He rebounded as quickly as he arrived and left disappointing results in his wake. Although the reason for Guillaume Genton's departure from the morning of Europe 2 is not yet clearly explained, it seems that it is a decision taken by mutual agreement with the management of the station who praises his professionalism and the work accomplished.
Within his team, if the place of Fabien Delettres could be maintained next season, on the other hand that of the former Miss France, Diane Leyre, is more uncertain. According to our colleagues at Puremedias, the Parisian would not continue the experiment beyond the month of June.
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Was this change foreseeable? At the launch of his morning show last September, Guillaume Genton mentioned his busy schedule. "The goal is to do everything well without exhausting myself," he told us. "Between the morning, its companies and "Don't touch my post!" , the pace was a little too intense for Guillaume," confides to this day a close friend of the columnist to the Parisian.
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This combined with declining audience results, as had been the case, before him, of Manu Payet. Because since the departure of Camille Combal from the morning, the fall in audiences hovers over the station like a persistent bad specter. It is a loss of 69,000 listeners that is recorded for the "Morning without filter" broadcast from 6 am to 9:30 am and which brings together only 104,000 early risers daily.
To replace Guillaume Genton, the management of Europe 2 chose to bet on the comedian Clément Lanoue, a well-known voice of the station. Former member of Camille Combal's team on Virgin Radio, he was this season daily at the head of "The After work" broadcast from 16 p.m. to 20 p.m. "We are delighted to entrust this essential segment to Clément, an experienced host who has distinguished himself on numerous occasions within the Group's radio stations. He was able to demonstrate his talent, his humour and his closeness to the listeners; undeniable assets for the Europe 2 brand," said Stéphane Bosc, Managing Director of Music Radios at Lagardère News.