Mayday is phonetically transcribing the ungrammatical French "M'aidez !".
This expression is never used as is in spoken French. Idiomatic ones are "Aidez moi !", "A l'aide !" or "Au secours !".
Mayday is rarely heard either in French radio communication outside a potentially international context (planes/boats). For ground communications, one might prefer ...
copy that / roger that -> Reçu ! or Bien reçu !
over -> À vous !, or Parlez !, or Transmettez !
over and out -> Terminé !
do you read me? -> Est-ce que vous me recevez ? or Essai radio !
yes/no -> Affirmatif / Négatif
C'est une abréviation de virgule. Le mot est utilisé ici dans un sens technique précis. En radiophonie, une virgule est une séquence sonore courte (quelques secondes) qui établit une séparation courte durant une émission. Ce peut être un bruitage ou une mélodie instrumentale, quelquefois accompagnée de quelques mots. Une émission utilise en général toujours ...
Try tunein.com and search for "French Talk". You will get a few hundreds of French-talking radio stations.
Something else that I found interesting while learning French was to follow dictation for children, like this one: www.ladictee.fr
For radio stations, I particulary like Radio France Internationale, especially the section "apprendre, enseigner la ...
Download the free "Radio Francaise" application for iPhone/iPad. It has tons of stations including ones from different regions of France as well as from other francophone regions outside of France. If you want something that is easier to follow then listen to news programs from "France Info" and "RFI Monde". RMC can be more for advanced learners if you ...
As @PERCE-NEIGE mentioned in the comments, duolingo is a GREAT tool for supplemental French practice (can be used as an app on a phone and also on a computer). But as for reading something that could expand your French, you should be far enough along to do these things: reading articles and reading books you already know.
I find that reading short online ...
France Culture offers other fictions as podcast, albeit often episodic. You can find them on their website, of course, but on iTunes* as well. Your favourite podcast app should be able to play them for you, you don’t have to rely on the Radio France app at all.
* Or is it only available in France? I hope not. Still, you should have access to the RSS feeds ...
There is a short radio program on "France Inter" which is called "qu'est-ce que tu me jactes". Each week, this radio program explains a French argot term.
So you can download the podcast and listen to it, you will learn something in each program, it's quite interesting. I am French, and I learn something each time I listen to it.
You can download it here.
MAYDAY is arguably more French than English, but MAYDAY is certainly the standard expression for this condition in the English-speaking world, which, by international agreement, includes aviation.
This agreement does not preclude local languages from being used, but during critical phases of flight, standardized terms are highly recommended.
Here is a few radio station you should give a look :
Classic 21 : oldies rock sound (belgian french speaking station)
OuiFM : lots of rock and alternative rock
Nostalgie : oldies but also french variety
RFM (musiques et programmes)
Nostalgie comme indiqué dans les commentaires
RMC (beaucoup de programmes, peu de musique)
France Bleu (dépend du département capté, musique variée, et beaucoup de programmes animés)
Europe 1 (Pareil que RMC, avec un peu plus de musique)
Je ne connais, à priori, pas de stations diffusant du death metal
You can look for French podcasts on iTUnes - there are loads of them. Some are for French learners.
Still on podcast, you can also have a look here:
I enjoy listening podcasts from this site:
Believe me: they are flipping tough to understand. I can understand 10% at best but I usually listen to them when ...