Radio has been the instrument of mass communication before the advent of Television. Now we have FM on our mobile and the long journey in the car is awesome as we hear the songs played in the FM. The radio jockeys do a wonderful job to entertain us in the best possible way.
Radio has not lost its significance though the technology has gone through an evolution. Radio reaches the widest audience in the world. The significant medium of communication has got a day to celebrate and the day is recognized by the United Nations.
The history of the world radio day
The proclamation for the establishment of the world radio day was given in the year 2011 at the 36th session of the UNESCO’s general conference. It was unanimously endorsed by the United Nations general assembly in the year 2012.
Few historical facts on the world radio day that will amaze you
The Spanish Radio academy requested for a world radio day. On following the request, Spain proposes that UNESCO Executive board include an agenda item on the proclamation of the world radio day.
UNESCO approved the agenda for the proclamation of world radio day on 29th September 2011. It was unanimously proclaimed by all member states in November 2011.
The United Nations radio was established on February 13th 1946. So, February 13th was selected to celebrate the world radio day.
The international committee of radio was created after the proclamation of world radio day in the year 2012.
The UNESCO(United nations educational, scientific and cultural organization )celebrates the world radio day by planning activities with broadcasters, organizations and communities around the world.
The UNESCO will celebrate the 10th edition of world radio day in the year 2021.
The theme of world radio day 2020 was ‘Radio and Diversity’
What is the importance of the world radio day?
The day is significant because it tells the importance of radio to the people around the world. Every year a theme is selected to celebrate the world radio day. The is important as it promotes the role that the radio play during the times of emergency. The day is celebrated to promote the unique value of the radio to the people around the world.
Radio is not an information provider but it is also a source of entertainment for people. The day promotes the significance the radio programs play in creating awareness and freedom of speech on any issues concerning the world.
What can we do on the world radio day?
The day is celebrated to promote awareness about the role radio plays in our life. It shouldn’t be a serious celebration for the entire day. We can enjoy the day by tuning to our favourite FM by travelling on the roads. We can just relax for an hour listening to our favourite show on this day. If we have a friend who is a radio jockey, it will be nice to send a card appreciating their wonderful effort.
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