World Radio Day is an annual celebration on February 13 to celebrate one of the oldest and most widely used media.
History of World Radio Day
Radio is a medium that is maintained in use over time. It's a platform to inform, educate people, enable cross-cultural expression and, of course, play all our favorite music. No matter how advanced technology becomes, radio is an irreplaceable medium, especially in times of natural or man-made disasters.
Many people in history have contributed to the perfection of radio waves and frequencies, but it was the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi who proved the feasibility of radio communication. He sent and received the first ever radio telegram from Italy in 1895. The first radio station in America was established in Pittsburgh in 1919, and FM radio launched in 1939. Radio broadcasting was converted to digital in 1994, when online broadcasting began via the internet. This comes with the first internet-only 24-hour radio station.
In 2011, at the 36th session of the UNESCO General Assembly, February 13 was proclaimed as World Radio Day. This date was chosen by the director-general of UNESCO as it is the anniversary of the United Nations' international broadcasting service, which was established on February 13, 1946.
Without using any expensive content or videos, radio is the only broadcasting medium today that offers entertainment, local news, sports updates, discussion, and great music and is an effective way to market.
How to celebrate World Radio Day
Watch World Radio events directly
There are events going on around the world. Each year has a different theme, with states across the US hosting related holidays and gatherings to celebrate.
Host a Radio Party
It is so great that you can host a Radio Only party. Do not forget to invite your friends to take part in together. Confiscate people's cell phones (recommended). Then spend the afternoon just listening to the radio. Hey, people have done this before and they love it. You will be amazed at the variety of entertainment, news and information available only on radio.
Enjoy the broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
In the past, radio was the only broadcasting medium for news and entertainment. Fictional TV series were even broadcast on the radio. On October 30, 1938, CBS aired the television series "War of the Worlds". They just intended this to be a Halloween joke but unfortunately, not everyone captured its introduction as a "fictional" TV series. Many people believe that the Earth is actually being invaded by Martians. Chaos broke out in the streets of many cities. This is the power of radio. Celebrate by experiencing what radio was like at its peak by listening to the original broadcast of "War of the Worlds".
ObservedWorld Radio Day has been observed annually on February 13th.
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Monday, February 13th, 2023
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024