World Radio Day highlights future wireless communications
ITU World Radiocommunication Conference engaged in ensuring high quality radiocommunications
Geneva, 13 February 2012 – World Radio Day is being marked today for the first time in a worldwide recognition that the future of communications is increasingly wireless.
World Radio Day has been proclaimed by UNESCO, following a request from the Academia Española de la Radio of Spain, to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It’s an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.
13 February also marks the day the United Nations Radio was launched in 1946.
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