• Caitlin Kennedy

Life of a Radio Star

We sat down with Benoît, who headed Radio Val d’Isère for over 30 years and grew it into the incredible service it is today.

Have you always lived in the mountains?

No, originally I come from the West of France; Normandy, Brittany and Vendée. After my Graduate studies in Nantes, I became a French teacher, but since I was young I always used to play around with records and would be mixing every day after school. From the age of 11, I decided I wanted to work in radio. One day, during the February holidays, I was in a discotheque with a friend who said that tomorrow, he would leave for Chamonix. Without a second thought, I told