The French Touch

  • Fridays, 4:00pm5:00pm

A French Hour to
present you French Pop Music from France, Quebec, Belgium and other French speaking countries with your host Emmanuel. A French Native, Emmanuel resides in Inverness and is live on KWMR every Friday from 4 to 5pm and Tuesday at midnight for the French listeners [Wednesday 9am].  In the seventies, Emmanuel
hosted a similar program called Radio à la Carte for ten years on KQED radio San Francisco, and also sporadically on other stations such as KHSU,
KCSM and KUOP to name a few..


December 24: Noel 
December 31: Bonne Année 
January 7: The French Touch sixth Anniversary on KWMR
January 14: From the bottom of the drawer, eclectic program of songs accumulated or forgotten at the bottom of the pile and may include Francoise HARDY, Alain SCHNEIDER, AMIR, Anne SILA, Antoine VILLOUTREIX, Charlotte FEVER, Christine and the QUEENS & INDOCHINE, CLEMENTINE, Dany BRILLANT, Emma PETERS, Frank COTTY, Jacqueline FRANCOIS, Jacques HELIAN, Jean SABLON, Jean TRANCHANT, Jean-Louis AUBERT, Johnny HALLYDAY, Judy COLLINS, Lizzy LING, LOUANE & Grand corps MALADE, Lucienne DUGARD, Luis MARIANO, RAPHAEL, Serge GAINSBOURG, SHEILA, STROMAE, THEOPHILE, VALENTINA, VIANNEY, Yves MONTAND ZAZ & Serge LAMA.

January 21:
 Edith PIAF and SonoMusette in concert this weekend with interview of Mimi Pierard, the lead singer of SonoMusette who. Are giving a concert Sunday January 23 at 8PM at the Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Avenue in Mill Valley click here to purchase tickets.
January 28: New music, modern pop, new artists including Alhy PHEURITE, Clement BAZIN, Eric John KAISER, Grand RESSAC, Gwenaëlle PIFFARELLY, IRAKA, LA FEMME, Leo BLOMOV, NAÉ, PLK, Robot SAPIENS, Simon DOUGÉ and Weekend AFFAIR.

February 4: The 37th French Pop Music Awards will take place next Friday February 11th. You will hear all the songs today on the French Touch. Nominations are: Best male artist: Julien Doré, Feu! Chatterton and OrelSan, Best female artist: Juliette Armanet, Hoshi and Clara Luciani, Album of the year: “Brûler le feu” by Juliette Armanet, “Civilisation” by OrelSan “Coeur” by Clara Luciani, “Géographie du vide” by Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine and  “Palais d’argile” de Feu! Chatterton. Original song of the year: Bruxelles je t’aime” by Angèle; “Le dernier jour du disco” by Juliette Armanet; “L’odeur de l’essence” by OrelSan; “Monde nouveau” by Feu! Chatterton and “Respire encore” by Clara Luciani Concert of the year by Hervé; Ben Mazué and Woodkid Best video clip: “Bruxelle je t’aime”of Angèle; “Le reste” of Clara Luciani and “Montre jamais ça à personne” of OrelSan Most streamed album: “JVLIVS II’ by SCH and “Aya” by Aya Nakamura New male artist: Chien Noir, EEMyd and Terrenoire New female artist:  L’Impératrice, Barbara Pravi and Silly Boy Blue.

[See below for a link to the shows]

Copies of the shows are available by request after donating at least $20.00 to KWMR FM.Thank you!


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