Today is World Radio Day

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.)




Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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