Radio is You! Celebrate #WorldRadioDay with ITU
New videos and stories featuring industry leaders will highlight World Radio Day 2017
Geneva, 09 February 2017
On 13 February, ITU will join the global celebrations for World Radio Day, the day set aside to celebrate the unique power of radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever.
Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. To make this possible, ITU continues working to enable innovation in radiocommunications as well as ensuring that transmission standards and spectrum are available for digital radio in MF, HF and VHF broadcasting bands, and that there are approved international regulatory frameworks in place to allow for a smooth migration from analogue to digital radio.
What: A range of new media content including podcasts, videos and blog stories will be available on the World Radio Day page of the ITU website – journalists are invited to use or adapt this content for their coverage of World Radio Day 2017.
ITU Experts in Radiocommunications will be available for media interviews upon request via [email protected] or the ITU media officers listed below.
Please follow the conversation and news on social media via #WorldRadioDay
When: 13 February 2017, worldwide
Why: On 14 January 2013, the United Nations General Assembly formally endorsed UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day. During its 67th Session, the UN General Assembly endorsed the resolution adopted during the 36th session of the UNESCO General Conference, proclaiming 13 February, the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946, as World Radio Day.