admin | January 26, 2015
February 13 is World Radio Day. As radio enters the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest global audience.
The Day is an opportunity to celebrate radio as a medium of communication, to improve international cooperation between broadcasters, and to encourage major networks and community radio stations alike to promote free access to independent, inclusive information.
There are several resources available to broadcasters who wish to celebrate WRD with their listeners. There is a World Radio Day website in English and French at:
UNESCO is promoting gender equality through World Radio Day celebrations around the globe. You can read more at: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/world-radio-day#sthash.0GqTMpkG.dpuf
Need ideas on how to mark the Day? This year’s theme is “Youth and Radio,” and it’s a great opportunity to create a youth-focused event or activity. Go to http://www.diamundialradio.org/docs/WRD_15_Ideas_EN_VF.pdf for ideas to get you started, both on the Day and for the time leading up to it.
UNESCO’s SoundCloud page has audio files in several languages. These include special messages about World Radio Day from Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s Director-General. You can hear them through this link: https://soundcloud.com/world-radio-day
When you have decided what your station will do to mark the occasion, why not let the world know? Find out more here: https://worldradioday2015.crowdmap.com/