Medi1 Radio (Arabic: مدي 1, also known as Radio Méditerranée Internationale) is a Moroccan radio network. Medi 1 has an audience of around 23 million people. It is emitted from Nador transmitter on 171 kHz longwave, and via internet and satellite.

History and profile

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Former logo of Medi 1

Previously a private radio network, Medi 1 Radio has been under the majority control of state-owned broadcaster SNRT since 2024.[1][2] The station started broadcasting in 1980 and is based in Tangier.

The radio station broadcasts throughout the Maghreb countries and it is a bilingual station broadcasting its programming in both Arabic and French.

Medi 1 was managed by Pierre Casalta from its foundation until 2010.[3] Although the station describes itself as politically independent, two former journalists writing for L'Obs opined it as the "voice of the King", noting its subjective coverage of the monarchy.[4] Its slogan is Medi 1, la radio du grand Maghreb.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Audiovisuel : La prise de contrôle de Medi1 Radio par la SNRT autorisée". La Vie éco (in French). 29 February 2024. Retrieved 1 July 2024.
  2. ^ "La SNRT renforce son pôle Radio à travers l'acquisition de Medi1Radio". Telquel.ma (in French). 28 February 2024. Retrieved 1 July 2024.
  3. ^ "Décès de Pierre Casalta, fondateur de Medi 1". Medias24 (in French). 6 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Au Maroc, la France finance Medi1, vieillissante voix du roi". L'Obs (in French). 20 September 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
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