According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Wednesday, October 28), Europe 1's popular show On va s'gêner hosted by Laurent Ruquier, is now considered to be the Greatest Show in the History of Radio.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : 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 On va s'gêner in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Poll results stir controversy among radio critics
While millions of Ruquier'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?? On va s'gêner?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 28 October 2020
“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 October 1930).
Do you agree with this poll? Is On va s'gêner the best radio show ever for you?
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