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World Radio Day 13th February 2023- Theme, History and Objectives

Of all the dramatic media , radio is the most visual”

Radio is an effective platform for the celebration of humanity in all its diversity and a forum for democratic debate. Radio is the most commonly used tool at the global level. Its unique ability to reach out to the widest audience ensures that radio can influence society’s perception of diversity, serve as a forum for all voices to speak, be reflected and heard.

World Radio Day 2023 Theme

This year the theme of the World Radio Day 2023 is Radio and Peace

The 12th World Radio Day will be held on February 13, 2023, with the theme “Radio and Peace.”

In contrast to peace, war denotes a military struggle between nations or between groups inside a single nation, but it can also refer to a battle between competing media narratives. In a particular setting, the narrative might exacerbate tensions or uphold peaceful conditions; for example, it can comment on the shaky or orderly conduct of elections, the exclusion or integration of returnees, the escalation or cooling of nationalistic fervor, etc. Radio stations create public opinion and frame a narrative that can have an impact on domestic and global conditions and decision-making processes through informing and reporting to the general public.

Radio has a significant role and is crucial to maintaining and establishing peace. Bringing up pressing concerns, highlighting topics that demand attention from the government and the public, and making them salient are all part of its agenda-setting function and provision of important services.

When Radio Day is declared as International Day?

The proposal was submitted by the Spanish Radio Academy to the UNESCO Board Member on the declaration of World Radio Day on 20th September 2010. In November 2011, the request was adopted by all UNESCO Member States.

Why Radio Day is celebrated on 13th February?

On 13 February 1946, United Nations Radio was launched to broadcast dailynews and stories about the work of the United Nations and its associated countries. To mark the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Radio, the 13th of February was chosen as the date for the observation of World Radio Day.

World Radio Day Quotes

  • “With Radio listener absorbs every thing”
  • “Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world”
  • “In radio you have two tools , Sound and Silence”
  • “Radio is the theater of Mind,Television is the theater of Mindless”
  • “Its not true that i had nothing on ,I had the radio on”
  • “On TV people can see it ,On radio you’ve got to create it”
  • “Humans would become very sick without natural radio frequency (RF) exposures.”
  • “Make the radio that you want to listen to”
  • “Keep calm and listen to the radio”

Swikriti Dandotia