Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Greetings on World Radio Day !

February 13 is World Radio Day. Why do we need to celebrate the radio ? After all it is but signals transmitted through electromagnetic waves in a radio frequency range. But no, this is not all...The radio is an integral part of people's lives. In the days before the advent of television, the radio brought the family together to listen to news, music and drama. It continues to play the role of family unifier bringing in its wake music and local news.

World Radio Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through the radio and enhance networking among broadcasters. It was proclaimed on November 3, 2011 by UNESCO, and was originally proposed by Spain. According to the UNESCO's website, World Radio Day is "a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves." 

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