World Radio Day 2021 graphic - New World, New Radio: Evolution, Innovation, Connection

Today is the 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s World Radio Day! This year, UNESCO is calling on radio stations to celebrate the 110 year history of radio. The day includes three sub-themes:

  • Evolution – Our world has evolved rapidly over the last century, and radio has evolved with it. Always a valuable source of information, entertainment, and connection, radio is part of the rhythm of our lives. Other technologies have risen and fallen, but radio has stayed with us. 
  • Innovation – As technology has changed, radio has adapted. The growth of visual radio, internet radio, and other platforms has kept radio an accessible and versatile part of our lives.
  • Connection – In disasters and crises, radio is often still the primary way of sharing information. Radio is one of the most accessible forms of media. When everything else is crashing, radio can still be there to serve those who need help the most.

UNESCO explains the value of radio as follows:

Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.

WRHU, Hofstra University’s college radio station, is going the extra mile to celebrate World Radio Day, by coordinating a worldwide broadcast. You can read the story in Radio World.

This World Radio Day, we’re celebrating the importance of radio. We’re honored to help so many people do the important work of informing and entertaining. Comrex and radio are inextricably linked. We are proud to provide broadcasters with equipment they can rely on to do their jobs.

Here are some of the ways our customers have used Comrex equipment to provide for their communities during this pandemic.

To learn more about World Radio Day and to celebrate, click here.