Today marks the World Radio Day! It is celebrated on February 13 every year. Radio is the most effective way of delivering information.
It is a free, democratic, and trusted one. Due to which it has the widest geographical reach and the greatest audiences compared with the Internet, television, and newspapers.
In 2011, UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed February 13 as World Radio Day.
The day, February 13 was proposed by the Director-General of UNESCO because it coincides with the anniversary of the United Nations Radio, the UN’s international broadcasting service was established on February 13, 1946.
World Radio Day 2021: Theme
On the occasion of World Radio Day 2021 (WRD 2021), UNESCO calls on radio stations to celebrate this event’s 10th anniversary and the more than 110 years of radio through three sub-themes.
Evolution: The world changes, radio evolves radio is resilient and sustainable;
Innovation: The world changes, radio adapts and innovates- radio adapts to new technologies and remains the go-to medium of mobility, accessible everywhere and to everyone;
Connection: The world changes, radio connects – radio services our society during natural disasters, socio-economic crises, epidemics, etc.