Today is the World Radio Day Celebration. UNESCO calls on radio stations to celebrate this event’s 10th anniversary and the more than 110 years of radio. This year, the theme is “New World, New Radio: Evolution, Innovation, Connection“. For instance, the School of Journalism CARIMAC at the The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, in Jamaica celebrates this special day in collaboration with newstalk93fm and unesco_caribbean.
The meaning of the three main sub-themes:
- EVOLUTION. The world changes, radio evolves.
This sub-theme refers to the resilience of the radio, to its sustainability.
- INNOVATION. The world changes, radio adapts and innovate.
Radio has had to adapt to new technologies to remain the go-to medium of mobility, accessible everywhere and to everyone;
- CONNECTION. The world changes, radio connects.
This sub-theme highlights radio’s services to our society—natural disasters, socio-economic crises, epidemics, etc.
The World Radio Day Celebration in Guyana
In observance of World Radio Day, the Guyana Press Association organised a short panel discussion 103.1 FM today from 13:00hrs. The guest were radio veterans Denis Chabrol and Michella Abrams, Valmikki Singh and Dr Taijrani Rampersaud. The discussion was hosted by Ron Robinson.
You could join the discussion on 103.1FM by calling 223- 1031. You could also follow the discussion on the web via www.bit.ly/newstalk1031.
You can watch the direct on the Facebook page of News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 Mhz FM- Demerara Waves Online News, and the one of the radio and television station NCN Guyana.
The history of the Day
In 2011, the Member States of UNESCO officially announced February 13 as World Radio Day. It was also adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day.
As for me, I am fond of radio. I wanted to be a radio reporter. After my master’s degree at the French Press Institute (Institut Français de Presse, Paris 2, 2004-2005), I specialized in radio for one year at the school of journalism called Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme, ESJ Paris (2006-2007).
I was born in Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. If I had to redo a journalism school, I would have chosen CARIMAC UWI MONA in Jamaica.