Radio is a kind of an infinite existence till now. The infinity that has ruled over the past, ruling the present, and will rule the eternity future. It has been an integral part of our daily life with significance. We have used it as an entertainment, information provider, and re-creator of the purposes.
Radio is an electromagnetic wave of frequency technology. With the invention of the telephone and the telegraph, the inclusion of radio discovery created a buzz in that era. The wireless instrument created a sensation and speculation all around.
In the year 1886 first studying and testing of radio waves was processed by German physicist Heinrich Hertz. However, later the practical radio frequency was transmitted and received by an Italian named Guglielmo Marconi into years 1895-1986. Thus, radio was generally made as a commercial technology used around the year 1900.
Though radio has tranced our lives with emotions. But we rarely appreciated its value and existence. World Radio Day was firstly proposed by Jorge Alvarez that approached UNESCO to celebrate the radio day globally. He was the Chairman of the institution of The Spanish Academy of Radio Arts & Science (also known as Academia Espanola de la Radio).
Mr. Alvarez convinced the members of UNESCO in 2008 to observe the services and recognize the work of radio. Radio has helped billions to spread peace, information on world news and situations as well as entertain us.
Thus, the Spanish proposal was acknowledged and designated. It was on 13th February 2011, UNESCO acknowledged radio to be a celebratory World Radio Day (WRD). In the year 2014, United Nations indorsed it as a thematic ‘occasional day.’
The radio will be 110 years old. This year, UNESCO decided to keep the edition of WRD divided into three sub-themes – ‘Evolution, Innovation & Connection!
Evolution – The world has changed and there has been an evolution of radio. The term totally defines the resilience of the radio and the sustainability it has adapted itself.
Innovation – With the constant changes happening around the world, radio not only adapted rather has innovated itself even. It has innovated itself into new technologies like medium with mobility. This made radio to be accessible to everyone and everywhere.
Connection – With the change in the world, radio has made us all connected. This sub-theme highlights the services to our society like epidemics, socio-economic crises, and natural disasters.
CONCLUSION – The main and the solitary purpose of World Radio Day (WRD) is to insist the world leaders support the medium of broadcasting. The medium to spread awareness and values and thoughtfulness of democracy around the world. The acknowledgment of the services provided by radio spreading awareness, entertainment, news information, and updates.