And now we have the answer. It is a resounding no. I turned on the French pop channel, and it was like going back in time. Why do I want to listen to pop music from 20-30 years ago? I want contemporary pop. Or better yet, rock...or even hip-hop.
The stations are lacking, and as far as actually finding the contemporary artists, it's much easier on Spotify. Spotify leads you to other artists once you locate one.