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World Radio Day

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February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens networking among broadcasters, streamers and listeners. Hosted by UNESCO, the event highlights how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday.

Key Links


  • What radio stations do you listen? = ¿Qué estaciones de radio escuchas?
  • How do you listen to radio? = ¿Cómo escuchas la radio?
  • What are your favorite podcasts? = ¿Cuáles son tus podcasts favoritos?
  • How is your radio listening different today than it was ten years ago? = ¿En qué se diferencia tu escucha de la radio hoy de lo que eras hace diez años?
  • What would improve your radio listening experience? = ¿Qué mejoraría tu experiencia de escuchar la radio?

Translating: World Radio Day
How is ‘World Radio Day’ translated in other languages? Bonus points for Indigenous languages during the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. = ¿Cómo se traduce ‘Día Mundial de la Radio’ a otros idiomas? Bonus points para lenguas indígenas.

Stray Observations

We love to love radio – good radio – timely and accurate news. Where we get our news is now more dis-aggregated than 10 or 20 years ago.

We are particularly appreciative of local producers / announcers streaming and podcasting with the global audience

UNESCO: “Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face. Radio informs us and transforms us, through entertainment, information and audience participation.  Having a radio means you are never alone – you always have a friend in radio. “





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