In January 1996 Fréquence Jazz was created by Christophe Mahé (should not be confused with the French singer Christophe Maé) in Lyon on 97.3 MHz and became the first French jazz station broadcasting around the clock.

In August 1996, a Parisian version of Fréquence Jazz was created named Paris Jazz but with different programming. The CSA allowed broadcasting in Paris by sharing broadcast time with Générations on 88.2 MHz, also owned by Espace Group. Paris Jazz broadcast between 14:00 – 19:00 and 23:00 – 07:00. Like Fréquence Jazz in Lyon, its sister station was dedicated entirely to jazz music. In 2002, after six years of activity Paris Jazz stopped broadcasting for unspecified reasons to let Générations 88.2 broadcast all day, seven days a week. In 2006, Fréquence Jazz started broadcasting in 20 cities under the name Jazz Radio 2.

In 2008, the name Fréquence Jazz and Jazz Radio 2 were changed to become Jazz Radio. Then in June and July 2008, Jazz Radio started broadcasting on 4 new frequencies in the regions Centre and Midi-Pyrénées. In the end of 2008, Jazz Radio continues its extension of frequencies throughout France with 9 new frequencies in the North and East of France.

Radio Contact Info:

Address: 625 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: +1 651-989-9226