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World Radio Day 2020: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 2020 Theme

The theme of the year 2020 is Radio and Diversity.

On WRD 2020, UNESCO calls on radio stations to support diversity, both in their media circles and on the airwaves.

Ideas for celebrating World Radio Day 2020

  • Promote the diversity of your radio station, such as your staff,  audiences and listeners, from different regions and cultures
  • Broadcast a special section that involves a group of artists or  composers of different backgrounds and Origin.
  • Open your radio station or studio for a day to include a group of  people who would not normally have access to such spaces and  who are not within your established audience or specific target  groups.Open house will create new demand and diversify the audiences.
  • Invite people from across the media world to explore the sense of  diversity in today’s media landscape.
  • Create a collage segment where listeners say  “Happy World Radio Day” in various languages or dialects spoken in your community / country / region.

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”

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