Breaking: Radio France chief is fired, orchestras fear for survivalmain
In the last few minutes, the president of Radio France, Mathieu Gallet, was removed from his job by the broadcasting council following a conviction two weeks ago for showing favouritism in a previous public office.
Gallet, 41, will step down next month.
The seven members of the broadcasting council will publish their reasons later.
They had been under pressure from the Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen, who had called for Gallet to resign or, failing that, be sacked.
Gallet was a strong supporter of the radio orchestras, which are facing merger threats from the ministry.