Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD), (Le jour mondial de la radio).
Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.
Radio continues to be one of the most trusted and used media in the world, according to different international reports.
The 24/7 Online Radio Group of stations support World Radio Day. Throughout the day we will be playing a World Radio Day Minute on our stations. This includes 24/7 Online Radio, 24/7 Jazz Radio and 24/7 Classical Radio.
Get Involved! Use the hashtag: #WorldRadioDay