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The best in new rock music on Happy Rock Hours


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Paris, October 10, 2007

During the last hour of HAPPY ROCK HOURS every Monday through Thursday since the start of the autumn season, Eric Madelon has welcomed JPS, a true rock expert who is consistently the first to air the rock world’s latest and greatest singles and albums.

Known for mixing the top rock and electro hits every Saturday evening on Independence Mix, JPS now offers Europe 2 listeners his latest rock discoveries every weeknight, alongside Eric Madelon. An astute talent-spotter, JPS mixes a one-hour blast of pure rock pleasure covering all styles – indie, punk, metal, pop, ska, electro, garage, grunge and more – from all the hottest groups, including Interpol, the Foo Fighters, the Hives, Parabellum, Smashing Pumpkins, Enemy, the Editors, the Hushpuppies, Gossip, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jack Peñate, Jamie T, Maximo Park, Twang, and Reverend and the Makers, to name but a few – anything goes, so long as it rocks and it’s NEW!

HAPPY ROCK HOURS keeps on rocking via the Internet with a blog at – the perfect complement to the broadcast, where rock fans can find complete information on the whole rock world, from must-have Internet links to word on concerts and albums plus the latest breaking news.

From rock classics to the freshest radio hits, HAPPY ROCK HOURS plays SOLID rock for three straight hours every evening from 9 p.m. to midnight with Eric Madelon and every Monday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to midnight with JPS. And on Friday evenings, you’ll find the best in live performance starting at 11 p.m. on-air and 24/24 via!

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Aurelia Beaulieu - Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 36 54 64  -

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