Monday, February 13, 2012 is World Radio Day as proposed by UNESCO back in September. According to the UNESCO website, “13 February is a date proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It’s an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.”
In celebration of the day, UNESCO has prepared a page with tons of information about the history of radio, statistics on radio, a list of World Radio Day events as well as suggestions on how radio stations and citizens can honor the day. They point out that, “Radio reaches over 95% of virtually every segment of the population.”
Are you planning something special for World Radio Day? At Radio Survivor we will be featuring international radio stories on February 13th to celebrate the day.