According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Friday, April 16), RTL's popular show Les Grosses Têtes hosted by Laurent Ruquier and Philippe Bouvard, is now considered to be the Greatest Show in the History of Radio.
UPDATE 17/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
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To many of you it’s probably a familiar story. Once every decade, the world-renowned entertainment magazine Watch and Listen conducts a global poll of radio producers and critics from 80 different countries and translated into 20 languages. The recognition of Les Grosses Têtes in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Poll results stir controversy among radio critics
While millions of Ruquier or Bouvard's fans in France and around the world were thrilled with the news, questions have been raised about the objectivity and fairness of the survey. Only a few minutes after the poll had been released, famous radio critic and newspaper director Simon Ebert commented on his Twitter account:
Laurent Ruquier, Philippe Bouvard?? Les Grosses Têtes?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 16 April 2021
“Our poll has in the past been the subject of criticism”, explains Watch and Listen's editor Gary McDermott, adding that “its prestige comes from its exclusivity and its longevity” (the poll has been run every ten years since April 1931).
Do you agree with this poll? Is Les Grosses Têtes the best radio show ever for you?
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