Radio One (R1) is the first private radio station in Mauritius, owned and broadcast by Viva Voce Ltd. It started operations in 2002 with a Private Commercial Free to Air FM Radio Broadcasting Licence issued by the Independent Broadcasting Authority- Mauritius.[1] Radio One is popularly known as the news and entertainment radio channel.

Radio One
Broadcast areaMauritius
Frequency101.7 MHz (East/West)
100.8 MHz (Centre)
102.4 MHz (North/South)
Language(s)Creole, English, French, Hindi
  • Viva Voce
  • (Private Commercial Free to Air FM Radio broadcasting license)
First air date
12 March 2002
Technical information
Transmitter coordinates
20°09′57″S 57°30′00″E / 20.165768°S 57.500034°E / -20.165768; 57.500034

Programs[2] edit

On Weekday edit

  • Matin Bonheur with Rj Mario
  • Le Wake Up Show with Rj Louanna Lodoiska And Rj Andy Bignoux
  • Enquêtes en Direct with Annabelle Savabaddy
  • Le Club with Rj Miguel and Radio One News Team
  • Le13_15 with Rj Daniella
  • Le 15-18 with Rj Hassen Rojoa
  • Face A Face / Feature / Le Dossier / Nu La Vwa Nu Radio with Finlay Salesse, Geraldine Geofroid, Emmanuel Eydou
  • TURF TALK with Andy Bignoux, Amize Assad,Shawn Louis
  • le Gassel and Frankii with Rj Jimmy & Bigg (Monday & Tuesday)
  • Meli-Melo Wednesday with Rj Ursula
  • Good Vibes Thursday with Rj Bruno
  • Black Friday Friday 8pm-11pm with Rj Louanna / Miss Lou

On Weekend edit

  • Le Morning Du Weekend with Rj Corinette
  • Polémique with Finlay
  • Planet Hits with Rj Ursula
  • 100%Hits 80 with Rj Elvis
  • Hit Radio One with Rj Christophe
  • Radio One Football Club with Fabrice Coiffic & Bertrand Herisson
  • DJ & CO with Andy & Ruben
  • Les Tubes Inoubliables with Rj Elvis
  • Dimanche Culture with Rj Finlay
  • Zwe Sa La Misik with Rj Mario
  • Generation 80's with Rj Elvis
  • A State of Trance with Armin Van Buuren
  • Club Life with Tiesto
  • Planet Perfecto with Paul Oakenfold
  • UMF Radio
  • Spinnin' Sessions (various DJs)

During the turf season, Horse racing are commented live on Radio One. ( See also Champ De Mars Racecourse ) Radio One is the exclusive broadcaster of Spinnin sessions, Clublife, ASOT, Planet Perfecto, UMF Radio.

Legal Matter edit

During the Municipal Elections 2012, Radio One along with 2 other radio stations Top FM and Radio Plus received a letter[3] by the Independent Broadcasting Authority listing directives to follow the rules and regulations they owe to follow during the mentioned period. The Chairman of IBA accused Top Fm of suspected breaches penalizing the other two private radio in an interview in Le Defi Quotidien but the decision was challenged as Top FM state that they had so far communicated all and requesting the IBA to withdraw the new directives so that Radio Plus and Radio one could continue their phone-in programs.[4]

La Sentinelle (Mauritius), one of the main shareholders of Viva Voce Ltd lost control on Radio One.[5][6]

See also edit

List of radio stations in Mauritius

References edit

  1. ^ "License holder", IBA website. Retrieved 28 June 2014
  2. ^ "Programme Schedule Archived 1 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine", Radio One Website. retrieved 29 June 2014
  3. ^ "Directives for private...", IBA website. Retrieved 28 June 2014
  4. ^ "Proposal on Directives for Private and Public broadcaster and interview of IBA Chairman", IBA
  5. ^ "La sentinelle loses.." Archived 1 July 2014 at , Defimedia News Portal. Retrieved on 29 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Judgement La Sentinelle[permanent dead link]", Retrieved 29 June 2014.