13 February is a date proclaimed by UNESCO 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.
UNESCO encourages all countries to celebrate this Day by undertaking activities with diverse partners, such as national, regional and international broadcasting associations and organizations, non-governmental organizations, media organizations, outlets as well as the public at large.
Our team, had the chance to visit three radio stations to celebrate World Radio Day. We celebrated with KUUL FM (103.5 FM), Global FM (105.1 FM), and West FM (97.5 FM). We had the opportunity to share with the public why we celebrate World Radio Day. We educated on Human Rights and SDG 16. Later, we closed out on how our radio brings about peace and what we as a community can do to continue to use the radio to promote peace and sustainability.