Wednesday, 6 February 2013

UNESCO World Radio Day, Wednesday 13 February

UNESCO have declared Wednesday 13 February each year as World Radio Day. Listen for stations around the world who will be marking the day or taking part from grass roots community stations to international broadcasters.

There will be a Wavescan special   from Adventist World Radio  recorded at the High Frequency Coordination Conference hosted by the Arab States Broadcasting Union in Tunis, Tunisia, with news about World Radio Day, international broadcasting in Africa, and more. 

It will be broadcast on Wednesday, February 13 at 0100 UTC and 1200 UTC on 9955 kHz and simulcast at WRMI-Radio Miami International in Miami, Florida; and at 2000 UTC on 13570 kHz from WINB in Pennsylvania.

The Spanish Academy of Radio are holding an event in Madrid, Radio Romania Interational will broadcast programmes from Bucharest (send them an audio message), there is a seminar from Kerala in India, BBC World Service have a programme in the your World Series called Tuning In (available online until February 2014), and there is much more.

Amazing tales of radio online include UNESCO Artist for Peace Vladimir Spivakov recounting his mother’s stories of listening to the radio during the siege of Leningrad; Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood who is actively engaged in promoting youth radio and talks about empowering them through the airwaves; Elena Batinova, Russian radio host on Radio Mayak speaks about radio as a centre for humanitarian aid during emergency situations; and Desmond Tutu urges broadcasters to give youth a voice on radio. 

See Soundcloud's World Radio Day offerings too!

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