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Paris One, also known as Paris One DJ Webradio or P1 DJ Webradio, is a group of five Internet Radios (or five streams) exclusively dedicated to electronic music. This association was founded in 2003. Each stream corresponds to a specific music style: house electro club on P1 Club, house techno underground on P1 Reverse, deep house, Garage House and soulful house sounds on P1 Deeper, trance and progressive on P1 Trance and retro and topical dance on P1 Dance. Paris One DJ Webradio broadcasts a playlist with standards and new hits of the moment, as well as mixed shows thanks to more than 100 amateur or professional resident DJs.[1]

The website shuts down in November 2017 after 13 years of continuous operation. The radio service is still in operation, but none of them currently keeps its music styles.



September 2003 Creation of the non-profit « Paris One » association.
February 2004 Launching of « » website
December 2004 End of Paris One in its original version (« Paris One Europe » and the European top 40)
28 January 2005 Launching of Paris One DJ Webradio
5 February 2005 First broadcast of Paris One DJ Webradio
28 May 2005 The number of resident DJs on Paris One rises from 12 to 14 [2]
February 2006 Paris One DJ Webradio celebrates its first birthday [3] Template:-

After the new DADVSI law, Paris One is co-founder of France Webradios (France’s first association for Internet radios).

March 2006 Launching of a 2nd stream on March, 11th : Paris One Replay (Paris One programs 6 hours later). This stream will be named P1 America pendant for a while, then P1 Reverse later on).Template:-
24 March 2007 The two Paris One radios (Paris One DJ Webradio and P1 Reverse) are now available on the iTunes list of radios
3 May 2007 Paris One president Sébastien Petit is named member of the High Committee for Artistic and Literary Propriety at the Ministry of Culture


September 2007 Internet radio joins Paris One and becomes P1 Deeper[5]Template:-
October 2007 Paris One becomes the first legal Internet radio in France after signing the contracts with the SCPP, the SPPF and the SACEM.[6]
October 2007 Launching of P1 Trance [7]
February 2008 The High Committee for Artistic and Literary Propriety (CSA) selects Paris One, as one of the 12 internet radios joining a digital broadcast experiment. Paris One is broadcast from the Eiffel Tower, Paris following the T-DMB norm.
April 2008 Launching of P1 Dance. P1 DJ Webradio becomes P1 Club.
July 2008 P1 Trance and P1 Dance are added to the list of Paris One radios available on the iTunes list of radios.

First period : Paris One and the « EuropeanTop 40» (2003–2005)

Beginnings of the first period (2003)

Everything started in 2003 with a newspaper article about Live 365 on TV magazine « Télé Cable Satellite Hebdo ». Sébastien Petit found it interesting to be able to create one’s own Internet radio. He then decided to set up a non-profit Internet radio, aiming to propose listeners an original concept. Back in 2003, the making of the European expansion was booming and he thought about a « Top 40 » of the European charts to contribute to help people discover what the neighbouring countries then listened to, so as to help people to have this feeling of belonging to a European community. Thanks to expats, he set up a website dedicated to European charts. The website was launched in February 2004.[8]

Beside the « European Top 40», weekly thematic shows could be found on the provisional scheduled programs, notably with the « club » shows especially dedicated to electronic music.

with DJ Yoan M, first resident DJ to join the Paris One team.

End of the first period (December 2004)

This « European top 40 » was hard to set up though. Tracks were not easy to find, nor were the charts classifications in all the European countries. Besides, two problems were still to be solved, both financial and legal. Tracks could only be bought on legal downloading websites like German Amazon, as most legal downloading website were not available from France at the time. What's more, the buying of the tracks started to be too expensive, and Internet broadcast of music was something new that the SACEM didn't manage to clarify in a confusing legal context.[9]

Second period : Paris One DJ Webradio (2005)

Despite legal and financial obstacles, Sébastien Petit decided to go on with Paris One and changed its editorial line, focusing on the « Club » shows on Fridays and Sundays. The Internet radio then started to change its programs going in for electronic music mixed by DJs, still in the perspective to make listeners discover programs they wouldn't necessarily hear on the existing FM radios, and very little on the few French Internet radios at the time (Radio 9, Radio FG ...). In April 2004, « Dance Reloaded » contest was launched to bring new DJs. An add was published in Only For DJs magazine. The DJs had to mix ten imposed tracks in less than 6 minutes. DJ Yoan M was in charge of the recruitment selected three new DJs in June 2004 : DJ Roll's, Oji Team and Mathieu Fischer. With four resident DJs, Paris One DJ Webradio's first goal was then to promote amateurs [DJ]s while answering high quality standards.

Expansion of the radio (a history of the 5 streams)

On 11 March 2006 Paris One marked the start of its second stream Paris One Replay, proposing Paris One programs with a 6-hour time-lag so as to gain listeners. The stream didn't last long though because of the high cost of the bandwidth. Besides, advertising agencies on Paris One are meant for French viewers which made Paris One Replay not interesting enough, so the concept had to be stopped and Paris One America (formerly known as Paris One Replay) became P1 REVERSE. With this second name, Paris One's second stream turned to more house techno underground programs. One year and a half later, two new streams were added to Paris One DJ Webradios. First in September 2007 with former Internet radio (deep house, soulful house and garage) which became P1 Deeper, Paris One's third radio.[5] in the following month (October 2007), the growing numbers of trance fans marked the start of the launching of P1 Trence, Paris One's fourth radio.[10] At the time, Paris One was also thinking of launching a fifth radio so as to stick to each P1 radio's style. That's when Paris One board proposed to K-Zimir (aka Karl Zimmer) to use the success of his Club Classics show (April 2005 - May 2006) to launch P1 Dance, which has been broadcasting dance retro sounds from the 90s as well as new dance releases in remix or bootleg format since 23 April 2008.

Paris One and the terrestrial digital radio (February 2008)

In December 2007, the Ministry of Culture and Communication chose the T-DMB norm for the broadcast of digital radio. Experimental Internet radios broadcast are organized by TDF. Fance Webradios (which Paris One DJ Webradios are part of) take part in the experiment. Technical tests were carried out for three weeks from 5 February 2008, and Internet radios were thus broadcast alternatively from the Eiffel Tower on one of the multiplex frequencies (Click N' Rock, Electra Radio, Fréquence Metz, Hag'FM, Radio DLV, iMixx, La Grosse radio, Live 9, MplusM, Paris One DJ Webradios, Radio Lina, Sun Line, World Radio Paris).


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