An unexpected and surprising revelation occurred while staying at the Novotel Monte Carlo in Monaco when I began noticing decorations that seemed odd for a hotel. Studio microphones and headphones! Can you identify the models? Determined to learn about these unusual decorations, I asked the staff at the front desk and it turned out that the hotel had been built on the former site of the Radio Monte Carlo International Broadcast Center! Back in the day, RMC had a significant presence in European broadcasting with its 1400kW longwave signal on 216kc and 1000kW on 1467kc. Quite a pair of strappers radiating from facilities in Roumoules, France! I discovered all kinds of tribute decorations. Even the conference rooms had familiar names! RMC's thunderous LW signal can be heard on this SDR in neighboring Italy: http://i1fqh.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/?f=216.00amz10 But, as seems to be the trend, the heyday of RMC may have passed. This video shows what appears to be a gathering of RMC staffers in the studio building shortly before its demolition to become the Novotel. For those of us in the b'cast industry who have had stations change or close, there's an empathy that spans all languages: This video, made from clips circa 1978, give an idea as to what Radio Monte Carlo was like: I admit that this post is a bit of a stretch on QRZ, but if there's going to be any appreciation it will likely be found in this forum. Hope you find this as interesting as I do!