February 13 is World Radio Day @UNESCO
World Radio Day

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February 13 is World Radio Day which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.

UNESCO's celebration began in 2012 and encourages radio stations, hosts and listeners to celebrate radio as a dynamic and engaging medium, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate.

February 13 was chosen as United Nations Radio first took to the air on that date in 1946.

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Questions

What are your favorite radio stations?
What are your favorite podcasts?
How is your radio listening different today than it was ten years ago?
What would improve your radio listening experience?


Personal Favorite Pocasts

AfroPop
British History Podcast
Future Tense
Off Track
Late Night Live
Le Show
Mexico Explained
Starstuff
Strike Zone Australia
Word for Word


Local Spotlight

Las Vegas Radio
Australia's Radio National (Google Doc)

Key Links

http://www.worldradioday.org
https://www.facebook.com/WorldRadioDay
https://twitter.com/worldradioday
https://twitter.com/UNESCO
https://soundcloud.com/world-radio-day

Storify

http://storify.com/ronmader/world-radio-day

Wikipedia

World_Radio_Day

Twitter

@WorldRadioDay

Hashtags

#WRD2017
#worldradioday

YouTube



United Nations Radio

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/02/12/3428813.htm
http://soasradio.org/content/world-radio-day-2013-0
https://soasradio.org/speech/episodes/world-radio-day-2016-panel-discussion-radio-and-peacebuilding
http://lifelineenergy.org/world-radio-day-today-worldradioday
https://sites.google.com/site/sabcmedialib/radio-archives



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World Radio Day

Background

UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed World Radio Day on February 13.

UNESCO’s Executive Board recommended to the General Conference the proclamation of World Radio Day, on the basis of a feasibility study undertaken by UNESCO, further to a proposal from Spain.

Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.

There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today.

A wide consultation process started in June 2011, carried out by UNESCO. It included all stakeholders, i.e. broadcasting associations; public, state, private, community and international broadcasters; UN agencies; funds and programmes; topic-related NGOs; academia; foundations and bilateral development agencies; as well as UNESCO Permanent Delegations and National Commissions. Among the answers, 91% were in favour of the project. The leader of the project, the Academia Española de la Radio, received over 46 letters of support from diverse stakeholders, including the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Association of Broadcasting (IAB), the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), the Organización de Telecomunicaciones Ibeoramericanas (OTI), BBC, URTI, Vatican Radio, etc.

The date of February 13, the day the United Nations radio was established in 1946, was proposed by the Director-General of UNESCO.

The objectives of the Day will be to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.

The consulted stakeholders also proposed ideas for the programme of celebration: extensive use of social media, annual themes, a dedicated website enabling virtual participation, special radio programmes, radio programmes exchange, a festival involving key partners, and so forth.

On January 14, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly formally endorsed UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day. During its 67th Session, the UN General Assembly endorsed the resolution adopted during the 36th session of the UNESCO General Conference, proclaiming February 13 the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946, as World Radio Day.

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Ten ideas to get involved in the celebration!
http://www.diamundialradio.org/?q=en/content/10-fun-ways-celebrate-world-radio-day-2015
https://coi.avpreserve.com/



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