COMPETITION NRJ's lawyer would have sent a formal notice to RTF Radio Limoges
A local radio station in Limoges will have to change the name of a program after being given formal notice by NRJ. Drawing. — SPOIU23/PIXABAY
The small association radio station in Limoges (Haute-Vienne) RTF has eight days to rename its program. Entitled “Instant Live”, it would compete directly with national radio NRJ, which also offers a program of the same name. The local radio would have received a formal notice from the NRJ lawyer, reports Le Populaire du Center.
A “sad and ridiculous” approach
But according to Jean-François Biardaux, the president of RTF, several radio stations use this title for their programs. Even if the latter says he is forced to respond to At the request of NRJ, he expresses his anger at the an action that he considers disproportionate to the size of his radio. “How can one imagine that a small radio station like ours, employing one employee, two civic services and 60 volunteers, can objectively compete with NRJ ?”, he asks the daily.
An approach deemed “sad and ridiculous” by the host of the limougeaude program, Walter Fernandes, who confessed to not being aware that NRJ was programming a show with a similar title.