admin | February 2, 2020
World Radio Day is celebrated every year on Feb. 13. It’s an opportunity to recognize the role radio plays in our lives: communicating important information, providing entertainment, sharing stories, and starting conversations.
Farm Radio International is celebrating World Radio Day by talking about what radio is. Join us by sharing an audio or video clip saying what radio means to you. Introduce yourself and complete the sentence “Radio is …” with a word, phrase, or short anecdote. Talk about your work, your first memories listening to the radio, or what inspired you to become a radio broadcaster.
Share your World Radio Day audio or video clips with us on social media.
- Share the clip in a Farm Radio International WhatsApp group.
- Share the clip on Facebook, and tag us: “Farm Radio FM – African rural radio broadcasters”
- Share the clip on Twitter, and tag us: @farmradio & @farmradiofm
- Share the clip with us on Instagram, and tag us: @farmradio
And find our own video from Farm Radio staff on our social media!
The theme of World Radio Day 2020 is diversity. It celebrates pluralism in radio, including the role of public, private, and community broadcasters. Farm Radio International has more than 950 broadcasting partners, including public, private, community, and religious stations. This World Radio Day is also celebrating representation in the newsroom. It’s important that radio station teams and the content they present on the airwaves represent the experiences and viewpoints of diverse groups, including men, women, and youth, as well as marginalized groups in the community. This World Radio Day also celebrates diversity in editorial content and types of programs, reflecting the diversity of audiences and their needs. How do you serve your audience’s needs?
Here are a few resources that can help you learn more about these topics:
- Broadcaster how-to guide: Formats
- How to use vox pops in your farm radio program
- Tips for addressing gender equality in your radio program
- VOICE Standards to improve your farmer program
- How to gather regular feedback from your audience
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UNESCO also invites you to produce your own radio program or podcast episode about diversity and share it with them. The organization will promote these episodes on the UNESCO World Radio Day page. UNESCO also invites you to join their mailing list for more info: https://us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c0e5812de303ee0539068b8db&id=6e17fa27f3
You can visit UNESCO’s website for more information: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldradioday. In the media kit, you can download a radio spot about World Radio Day. You can also share your social media posts with them (@UNESCO), using the hashtags #WorldRadioDay #WeAreRadio and #WeAreDiversity.