Celebrating Nine Years of World Radio Day

Have you ever heard of World Radio Day? It’s a day created to celebrate radio as a powerful communication tool.

Celebrated annually on February 13, various themes are suggested to broadcasters to reflect on the challenges and evolution of radio as a medium.

The theme of this year is: Radio and diversity. 

A strategic partner of the communications industry, radio may help you connect to a specific audience, depending on the offensive of your campaign.

Local, regional, or national, the 962 radio stations in Canada has got you covered.

If you’re looking to expand the reach of your business, there are over 15 500 operating radio stations in the U. S. and around the world.

Radio and diversity are common ground at Joconde Communications. We’ve partnered with various outlets to either promote our clients’ services or our own.

Representation adds value to communities especially when the radio stations are owned, managed, and governed by Black people.

Many famous people started in radio. Are you familiar with the name Oprah Winfrey? The media mogul started her career in radio at WVOL, in Nashville, Tennessee, before making the switch to television.

What is your view on this year’s theme?

We invite you to join the conversation with the following hashtags: #WeAreDiversity, #WRD2020, WeAreRadio.

Explore our version of past themes of World Radio Day.

2019 — Radio, dialogue, tolerance and peace

2018 — Radio and sports 

2017 — Radio is You 

2016 — Radio in times of emergency and disaster

2015 — Radio & Youth  

2014 — Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Radio  

2013 –N/A

2012 — Adoption of World Radio Day

2011 — Proclamation of World Radio Day 

Sources: UNESCO, Statista,