World Radio Day 2024 commemorates 100 years of one of 'most reliable and utilized' media

  • Source: UNESCO
  • February 14, 2024

For World Radio Day 2024, UNESCO’s theme “shines a broad floodlight on Radio’s remarkable past, relevant present and promise of a dynamic future” of one of the “the most dependable and widely utilized forms of media in the world.”

In her message on Feb. 13, the date on which the day is commemorated, the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, highlighted the radio milestone of celebrating 100 years since the first live radio broadcast of the Olympic Games.

“This milestone reminds us that, since its creation at the end of the nineteenth century, radio has always been with us, bringing us together around powerful moments and shared emotions. And so, for over a century, it has been informing us, entertaining us, and also educating us, as this year’s theme underlines,” Azoulay said.

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