Radio Orient

Radio Orient (in Arabic إذاعة الشرق pronounced as Iza'at al Sharq) is an Arab international radio station based in Paris, France with retransmissions in various cities in France, Europe and the Arab World. It was established by Lebanese media entrepreneur Raghid El Chammah in October 1981 and bought by Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on December 27, 1994. It broadcasts mainly in Arabic language with some various programming and news in French language as well. The French station is considered part of Les Indés Radios, a groupement d'intérêt économique (Economic Interest Grouping) created in 1992, and currently composed of 125 local radio stations in France.

Not to be confused with the historic Radio Orient established in 1938, that became the Lebanese Radio and now known as Radio Lebanon / Radio Liban
Not to be confused with Orient News, the Syrian media group owned by Syrian opposition Ghassan Aboud

It is mainly interested in the Arab World and Middle Eastern issues in addition to catering to Arab diaspora and Muslim communities in France and Europe. It operates on basis of a moderate and tolerant Arab standpoint respectful of the laic traditions of France.

The station also runs a parallel radio station also called Radio Orient in Lebanon, mostly with independent programming from the French station, although some news are rebroadcast from the Paris feed. The Lebanese studios are situated in the Lebanese capital Beirut.



Situation on 1 March 2014
City / Department Sector Frequency Power Transmission from
Paris (75)Île-de-France94.3 MHz4 kWParis
Oise (60)Beauvais94.3 MHz500 WAux Marais
Eure (27)Évreux106.51 kWGravigny
Eure-et-Loir (28)Dreux106.6Mhz1 kWVernouillet
Rhône (69)Lyon106.7 MHz1 kWLyon
Rhône (69)Lyon187.0 MHz1 kWLyon
Isère (38)Vienne97.7 MHz1 kWSainte-Colombe
Haute-Savoie (74)Annemasse92.7 MHz500 WMonnetier-Mornex
Var (83)Toulon89.4 MHz2 kWSix-Fours-les-Plages
Loiret (45)Montargis91.4 MHz300 WAmilly
Gironde (33)Bordeaux106.4 MHz5 kWBouliac
Loire-Atlantique (44)Nantes92.4 MHz200 WSaint-Herblain

There are also retransmissions in Besançon, Charleville-Mézières, Châlons-en-Champagne, Limoges et Saint-Dizier.

Rest of Europe

  • Geneva - 92.2 MHz
  • Lausanne - 92.7 MHz
United Kingdom
  • London - 102.45 MHz

Middle East / Arab World

  • Alexandria - 88.7
Israel / Palestine
  • Jerusalem - 88.3 MHz
  • Jaffa - 88.3 MHz
  • Amman - 88.3
  • Beirut - 88.7 MHz
  • Saida - 88.3 MHz
  • Tripoli - 88.3 MHz
  • Damascus 88.3


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