M Radio is a radio station, based at Lyon (France) and created in 1981. M Radio is dedicated to only French songs like its local competitor in lle-de-France, Chante France.
In 1981, M Radio was created in Lyon, then named as Radio Montmartre, and proposed a format essentially based on French chansons from the 1920s till the 1960s. Following a certain success, Radio Montmartre extended its coverage in the late 1980s.
In 1995, M Radio was authorized by the CSA to change its name to "Montmartre FM".
Until 1998, M Radio was controlled by the RMC Group. The station was then acquired by LV & Co who were owned by Gérard Louvin. After the purchase, Montmartre FM became known simply as M Radio.