The ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion Television Française) was a radio service delayed operated through programs recorded on vinyl. Therefore not cast live. These recordings were distributed by the French embassies to stations in the respective countries of influence, as a form of propaganda and publicity of all French.
With the arrival of Ramón Chao at the head of this Department in the mid 1960s, was raised to include Spain in the distribution network, taking advantage of the policy of "openness" initiated by the team of Minister Manuel Fraga Iribarne. Thus began to disseminate radio programmes created half way between high culture and light culture, with the aim of contributing to the cultural change that was operating in Spain. They would be a series of similar to the "evasion" cultural magazine, although its true nature was very different. He spoke of a world more free and less austere, especially in relations between men and women he regards, as well as to the social role of women in the new times.
These radio broadcasts recorded on vinyl for subsequent dissemination have been preserved in the sound libray of Radio Alcoy. They have been digitized and added to the web as follows:
Both programmes promoted a kind of morality than advocated by the Franco regime. It was not only the life and the successes of foreign artists, but also of ordinary French women, nurturing the desire for the listeners to follow their example. Even for makeup and choose liberty dressed, was a reflection of other freedoms. It was an open window to France, and by extension, Europe, showing a world different, much more free and also richer, allowing contrast at the same time and somehow the vision offered by the emigrants, and the imported by European tourists. In fact it was indirect and implicit criticism of the established morality, and also of the economic policies of the regime: in sum, a criticism of the Franco regime expressed in a frivolous manner, but by no means less effective.
Thus the French culture (of Western and democratic European Court) played an important role in the development of the cultural change that was developed over the Decade. A cultural change without which cannot be understood the process of political transition to democracy in Spain.
There is a long series of broadcasts, dating from 1966 to 1975. Much of the contents were dedicated to the fashion world, the description of the main Parisian enclaves, interviews with celebrities and the description of any woman in the history of France. In addition to news briefs of historical, cultural or sporting nature and information on releases and cinematographic, theatrical and musical news. All of this, spiced with songs interspersed between the different sections.
As members of these programs, as director are Ramón Chao, Salvador Calabuig, Carlos Peña and Myriam Cardona. While speakers include Myriam de la Prada, Tomás Barna, Sara Barna, Sara Pardo, Carmen Bonet, Luis López Álvarez, Alex Marco, Graciela Dorin and Amalia Barron.
University of Alicante. University Library. Fonoteca