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World Radio Day 2020 letter

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Almost every Australian has a climate change story to tell from this summer holiday.

Fires, smoke, power outages and now floods.

We are used to the cycle of natural disasters in Australia, but this summer has been different. This is the year that the effects of climate change disasters came to the cities.

Smoke obscured the Harbour Bridge and the banks of the Yarra River. Eerie red suns shone over Brisbane and Adelaide. Power outages were felt in many cities. Now floods have finally put out the fires, but have also swept away cars and trees.

National Radio Day is a chance to celebrate

Wednesday 21 August, 2019
National Radio Day in the USA is an opportunity to celebrate not only the advent of radio, but a chance to remember a favourite song, a famous speech, even shocking news that changed the world and how radio continues to play a huge role in national communication.
The day also marks the way radio changed the world when it arrived, opening the floodgates for advertising, the music industry, government transparency, real-time news, and opinion-sharing.

Letter From Delhi for #WorldRadioDay

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

This World Radio Day, Steve Ahern is in Delhi, India.

World Radio Day message from UN Secretary General

Monday 11 February, 2019
On the occasion of the eighth World Radio Day on February 13 - an annual celebration of radio as a medium hosted by UNESCO – UN Secretary General António Guterres shared this message.

“Even in today’s world of digital communications, radio reaches more people than any other media platform.

It conveys vital information and raises awareness on important issues.

World Radio Day contest is open to all stations

Wednesday 06 February, 2019

Radio stations can win equipment and services valued at over 3,800 euro ($6,000) by taking part in the World Radio Contest for World Radio Day on February 13th.
To win, stations need to prepare and broadcast a 2-minute segment using the theme ‘Radio: a vehicle for dialogue, tolerance and peace.’
In total six prizes will be awarded, one for each of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Sport and radio play on: #WorldRadioDay 2018

Monday 12 February, 2018

Steve Ahern’s 2018 World Radio Day letter.

Radio reaches the widest audience in the world: UN Secretary General

Wednesday 07 February, 2018
"In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire," says UN Secretary General António Guterres.

Speaking in the leadup to next week's World Radio Day on 13th February, Guterres said:

Radio reaches the widest audience in the world!

In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire.

It can unite and empower communities and give voice to the marginalized.

ABC Extra's worldwide radio-relay

Thursday 12 February, 2015

ABC Extra is celebrating World Radio Day by being part of a European Broadcast Union organised radio-relay.

The relay will feature live radio broadcasts from many countries including: Sri Lanka, Germany, Maldives, Afganistan, China, Egypt, Egypt, Romania, Australia, Switzerland, India, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Canada, Malta, Bangladesh, Armenia and others, as they hand over from one country to another as the timezones change.

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate World Radio Day 2015

Tuesday 10 February, 2015

13 February 2015 is World Radio Day, a celebration of radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever! We’re calling on everyone around the world to get involved – here are 10 ways you can join the celebration:


Image: © UNESCO


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