World Radio Day 2024: History, Theme, Significance and More

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World Radio Day 2024

World Radio Day 2024: Radio has been one of the most long-standing mediums of entertainment and information. It is a powerful platform that is used to express democratic discourse. If we talk about radio usage in the era of technological advancement then, it has been playing its second innings, because as per its usage, it is the most widely consumed medium globally. Therefore, to acknowledge the contribution of radio as an influential mass media, the Member States of UNESCO proclaimed World Radio Day in 2011. This day was officially adopted as UN International Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The World Radio Day is officially celebrated on 13 February every year. Continue Reading to get more information about this UN International Day!

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When is World Radio Day Celebrated?

Radio Day was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO and it was declared as an official international day by the United States. Since then, World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February every year. This day is celebrated across the world to preserve the importance of radio as it is the ancient and most trusted source of information, entertainment and education. Every year various activities are coordinated by UNESCO at the global level to bring together various radio stations.

World Radio Day 2024 Theme

The theme for this year is “Radio: A century informing, entertaining and educating.” This theme perfectly highlights the remarkable history of radio, its relevant present, and the promising future to cater to the world with information, entertainment and educational content.

Radio is trusted by the public due to its promising 100-year-plus milestone in the field of mass media. This source of media has a powerful impact on drama, music, news, sports, etc. 

The theme also sheds light on the ongoing utilitarian value of Radio as it is a portable and free public safety source.

UNESCO conducts a global event for broadcasters around the world to connect and spread the advantages and achievements of this media on Global Radio Day.

World Radio Day 2024
Source: UNESCO

Previous Year’s Theme

2023Radio and Peace
2022Radio and Trust
2021New World, New Radio
2020We are Diversity, We are Radio
2019Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace
2018Radio and Sports
2017Radio is You
2016Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster
2015Youth and Radio
2014Radio and Greater Equality
2013Radio in the First Half of the 20th Century

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World Radio Day is celebrated at the global level to tell the world about the consistent contribution of radio in offering information, entertainment, and education. The theme for this year also suggests the importance of radio in the past and present and its trust and contribution to the future despite all the technological advancements and inventions.

How to Celebrate World Radio Day?

UNESCO has provided some ideas to celebrate this day at the global level:

  1. World Radio Day Minutes should be organized.
  2. Live Radio Events and Broadcasting should be done to provide authentic, raw, and interactive content to the public.
  3. Live Talk shows should display the Rdio Day celebration.
  4. Highlight the “Greatest Radio Songs of All Time.”
  5. Visit Radio Stations.

Relevant Blogs

National Inventor’s DayWorld Television Study 
National Science DayWorld Theatre Day
World Book DayInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science


What is the theme of World Radio Day 2024?

The theme for this Radio Day is “Radio: A century informing, entertaining and educating.”

Who invented Radio Day?

The UNESCO Executive Board invented this Day. In the 36th General Assembly session, they suggested UNESCO declare International Radio Day as UN International Day. Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February every year.

Why is Radio Day celebrated?

World Radio Day is celebrated to recognize the exceptional contribution of radio in the past, and its work in the present and to encourage its ongoing potential for the future. 

How is World Radio Day celebrated?

UNESCO celebrates World Radio Day by coordinating a global event that links various broadcasters across the world to a common platform. Various other activities offer information, news, audio, and videos on the occasion of this day to educate people about the importance of radio and its consistency throughout the world as a source of mass media. 

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