Since 2012, February 13 has been known as World Radio Day, a celebration of the medium created by UNESCO in 2011.
Yes, it’s a UN-created thing and not something invented by private radio companies. I quote from Wikipedia:
World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.
Each year has a series of objectives when it comes to promoting radio. For 2018, everything circles around radio and sports. Again from Wikipedia
- Radio and Sports build and unite communities
- Radio and Sports inspire participation and inclusion
- Radio fosters goodwill and inspires humanity
- how radio impacts on our lives
If you want to know more, go to the official site. And if you run into a radio person today, give them a hug (but ask them if it’s okay first.)