WORLD RADIO DAY – Feb.13th: proclaimed by the United Nations as both a powerful medium of humanity and a platform for democratic discourse. Radio’s pursuit of music and news has John recalling the TV comedy of radio station “WKRP In Cincinnati” on Crosscurrents, Monday Feb.13 at 8:00 AM. Listen live at www.KRNN.org, 102.7fm, or 103.1fm.
Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD). Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse.
At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.
Radio continues to be one of the most trusted and used media in the world, according to different international reports. With more than a century of history behind it, the humble radio remains one of the most trusted and widely used media for communication around the world.
Radio continues to provide quick and affordable access to information in real time, along with professional coverage about matters of public interest, opportunities for distance learning and, of course, entertainment. Accessible anywhere and anytime, radio reaches a broad and diverse audience.
In the age of countless online platforms, radio has remained the most robust and far-reaching medium of communication. Every year on 13 February, World Radio Day is commemorated to honour one of the oldest and widely consumed mediums of communication.
According to UNESCO, radio is a strong and powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. Like every year, UNESCO has also called on radio stations across the globe to celebrate this day.
Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless. – Steve Allen
In radio, you have two tools. Sound and silence. – Ira Glass