One of the reasons I do 365 Holidays a Year, in addition to my daily history fix, is to showcase worthy causes. Research on World Radio Day brought many interesting things to my attention. First of all, even in the age of Internet, radio is often the only source of information, especially developing countries. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent use radio to coordinate activities during disasters.
The date February 13 was chosen as the date that UN Radio was established in 1946. The resolution read, “the UN cannot achieve the purposes for which it was created unless the peoples of the world are fully informed of its aims and activities,” and the United Nation makes all of its sessions available to the public from its media center. I went there and was, indeed, able to watch the general session.
The 2018 World Radio Day Theme is theme is Radio and Sports with particular emphasis on ensuring that men and women’s sports are given equal time and quality in broadcasting. ATTENTION TEACHERS: Their website is full of of materials, videos, and statistics that will help you celebrate World Radio Day with your students.