The Flattery Show is the first English language radio chat show aired in the south west of France and a flagship Sunday evening programme broadcast on Radio Coteaux in the Gascony region. The show is presented by American Patricia McKinnes and Irishman John Slattery, who take over the airwaves at 5pm and finish at 7pm. The Flattery Show is a music based programme that includes light-hearted banter and whimsical jokes by the co-hosts. Listeners’ views and comments are discussed and there are rotating segments such as “Song of The Week”, “Ask a Frenchie” and “Life in the South-West”. To keep listeners on their toes, random topics are picked from a big “Bag O Topics”.
The Flattery Show, still in its infancy, has received very favourable feedback from listeners and businesses alike. John and Patricia, who launched the project themselves, say that they are enjoying the adventure of producing a groundbreaking radio show, first of its type in France. “Nearly 500,000 Britons, and at least 3 Irish and 3 Americans that we know of in this area, now have a light entertainment radio programme in English”, says John. “It’s very exciting to create this show and we see this regular broadcast not only as fun entertainment for the expatriates living in France, but also as a bridge between the English speakers and the French”.
“A little Flattery goes a long way”, admits Patricia with a grin when asked why the name “The Flattery Show”. “Since I met John with his crazy idea for a radio show, I’ve had more fun than I care to remember. I can’t wait to see where it takes us next”.
The show is broadcast in the Gascony region on Radio Coteaux 97.7 FM and 104.5 FM, plus it is streamed live over the Internet. Recordings of past shows and podcasts are available on the show’s website www.flatteryshow.com. The show can also be found on iTunes and on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.