We’ve already talked about the history of World Radio Day and theme for the event this year; now we will highlight what listeners can expect to hear on Feb. 13. According to UNESCO, hundreds of local events are planned by UNESCO field offices and partners. There will be at least one event that spans borders.
French public radio station Radio France Internationale, Arabic station Monte Carlo Doualiya, and private Spanish radio station Cadena SER have announced that they will collaboratively produce a special 19-hour broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 13. The broadcast will air on worldradioday.org. Additional RFI broadcasts will be available in Russian, English and Chinese.
Another special event on World Radio Day 2016 will be the exclusive offering of the documentary “Good Night Sarajevo” on worldradioday.org. The doc tells the story of Boban Minic, who continued to do his radio broadcast from Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the Bosnian war.
There will also be a Blackout Song Contest. Starting on Monday, Feb. 8, listeners around the world have been asked to nominate their favorite songs to listen to in case of an emergency blackout to their local radio station. Listeners can send their songs in through social media, using the hastag #RadioSavesLives on Instagram of Twitter. On Saturday, Feb. 13, the top 10 songs will be announced.
To find out about more local events, visit worldradioday.org.
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