World Radio Day 2019

On 13 February 2019, UNESCO will celebrate the 8th edition of World Radio Day.

This day marks a time where people around the world celebrate radio and how it shapes our lives. Radio informs, transforms and unites us. It brings together people and communities from all backgrounds to foster positive dialogue for change. More specifically, radio is the perfect medium to counter the appeals for violence and the spread of conflict, especially in regions potentially more exposed to such realities.

On that basis, World Radio Day 2019 will celebrate the theme of “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.

The Community Media Association has created a promo for World Radio Day 2019 here:

Music credit: Scott Holmes

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Either people aren’t registering their events, or this event is dying… Three events in England, including mine… Good too see the CMA chairman supporting the event though, well done Danny Lawrence…


I think, Paul, that this lack of interest/uptake reflects the difference between our UK model of community radio and elsewhere…

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Hi Jo, it’s a sad indictment of the situation currently if that is the case… The model in the UK is wrong then, every community radio station that is licensed in this country should promote dialogue tolerance and peace by definition…

When OFCOM Chief Executive Sharon White is a regular Bilderberger though, what can people expect, really… It is what it is…

I released my inRadio podcast on World Radio Day as a point of celebrating the remarkable achievements of independent, local and grass roots radio in the UK

I know. The sector here is differently-motivated. Interesting comment about Sharon White, I had to look that up!

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Tell me about it Jo, plenty of funny handshakes going on for sure :smile: