For other uses, see NRJ (disambiguation).
This article is about the French radio station NRJ. For the group owning the station, see NRJ Group.
City Paris
Broadcast area France
Slogan Paris #1 Hit Music Station (Que des hits sur NRJ!)
Frequency 100.3 MHz (Paris)
106.4 MHz (Marseille)
103.0 MHz (Lyon)
Full list of other frequencies on
First air date 1981
Format CHR
Language(s) French
Owner NRJ Group
Sister stations Chérie FM, Nostalgie, Rire & Chansons

NRJ (NRJ is an acronym read as énergie in French, pronounced [enɛʁʒi]) is a private French radio station created by Jean-Paul Baudecroux and Max Guazzini in June 1981 and belongs to the NRJ Group. It is the founding station of NRJ International.


In June 1981 Jean-Paul Baudecroux created a music radio station for young people, and founded NRJ (standing for Nouvelle Radio des Jeunes). He then established studios in a tiny room in the 20th arrondissement of Paris in a place of high altitude to strategically cover all Paris on 92.0 MHz.

The station has since 1988 expanded internationally, and has started broadcasting in a number of countries:


Name of the station

NRJ was originally the acronym for Nouvelle Radio Jeune (New Youth Radio) or Nouvelle radio pour les jeunes (New Radio for the Youth), and was not invented to be an allograph of "energy". In the non-French countries where the station also operates, the radio station is simply called Energy, because NRJ can be pronounced phonetically in French as Energy or NRG.

NRJ Presenters


Since the creation of NRJ, several slogans were used:


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