Until the law of 1981, which allowed them to broadcast, local radios led a secret existence.
In 1984, the Fédération Protestante de France handed over its permission to broadcast (which it had acquired in 1983), to the association called Fréquence Protestante ; it was given a licence allowing it to broadcast locally in the Ile de France, on condition that it worked together with the regional organization of the Eglise Réformée de France, the Lutheran evangelical Church in France and the Fédération des Eglises évangéliques baptistes.
Fréquence Protestante had to work closely with the Churches and institutions, charitable associations and various religious movements which were all members of the Fédération Protestante de France and this is what they have always done. Fréquence Protestante shares its broadcasting time with Radio Notre Dame. It offers a wide variety of programmes, treating such subjects as theology, bible studies, ethics, as well as cultural themes such as literature, music, the arts, politics and science. Its aim is to give the protestant point of view on the main events taking place in society. It is also a radio where listeners can participate and discuss matters with pastors on live programmes. The recording studio used to be in the temple de la Rencontre, 17 rue des Petits Hôtels in Paris, but there was very little space - now it can be found at 1 rue Denis Poisson, in the same building as the Fondation Pasteur Eugène Bersier.
You can hear Fréquence Protestante within a 60 kilometres of the Eiffel Tower. It has about 10,000 listeners, so it is the main local protestant radio in France. It is also possible to listen to it via the Internet.