Emissions deleted, moved or lengthened… At the start of the school year, the France Inter program schedule will have a slightly different face, which Adèle Van Reeth, director of the radio, explained to the World.
Faced with criticism of some of these decisions and accusations of political orientation, she ures that “France Inter is neither right nor left” and “preserves pluralism and the spirit of contradiction”, “Inter has character, Inter disturbs”, adds -She.
Changes in mornings
The director announced the extension of the morning – which takes place today from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – until 10 a.m. Nicolas Demorand and Léa Salamé will remain at the helm of this time slot and “will inaugurate a new debate meeting, at 9:10 a.m.”, during which journalists and experts will confront their ideas on a question of the day. Léa Salamé will also provide an interview daily at 9:20 a.m.
Sonia Devilliers, in charge today of the interview for the 9:10 a.m. guest, will resume that of 7:50 a.m., said the director of France Inter, who expects an “emblematic meeting”.
The weekend morning, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. from Friday to Sunday, will now be presented by Ali Baddou and Marion L’Hour.
Another change, the presenter of France Info Marc Fauvelle will become the new director of information. Asked about the accusations of rough behavior against him, the director said she “vouched” for the journalist and ured that his arrival is “good news” for the radio.
“Political humor is inseparable from France Inter”
She was also asked about the show’s case It’s us againheld by Charline Vanhoenacker, Alex Vizorek and Guillaume Meurice. This humorous daily will become a weekly, with a two-hour show every Sunday, a choice that was heavily criticized.
“This is an editorial decision that I ume. The audience figures for his show had been falling for a few years, ”answers Adèle Van Reeth, who nevertheless underlines thinking about “a daily touch” of this program.
She adds that Charline Vanhoenacker and Guillaume Meurice have also been entrusted with podcasts and that a new meeting was being considered “extremely free, extremely incisive, where political satire, excess, caricature will have their place”. Adèle Van Reeth ures her, “political humor is inseparable from France Inter”.
As for the historical schedule, Rebecca Manzoni will take over, in addition to her show Totémic, the cultural program Le Masque et la Plume, after the departure of Jérôme Garin in January 2024, one of the great voices of this radio. Patrick Boucheron’s Histoire de program will be stopped.