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 of entertaining 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 a day to celebrate, and the United Nations recognize the day.
The history of the world radio day
The proclamation for establishing 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 world radio day that will amaze you
The Spanish Radio academy requested a world radio day. On following the request, Spain proposes that UNESCO Executive Board include an agenda item on the world radio day’s proclamation.
UNESCO approved the agenda for the proclamation of world radio day on 29th September 2011. All member states unanimously proclaimed it in November 2011.
The United Nations radio was established on February 13th, 1946. So, February 13th was selected to celebrate 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 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 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 world radio day. The is important as it promotes the role that the radio play during times of emergency. The day is celebrated to promote the unique value of the radio to 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 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 favorite FM by traveling on the roads. We can relax for an hour listening to our favorite show on this day. If we have a radio jockey friend, it will be nice to send a card appreciating their wonderful effort.
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