Celebrate World Radio Day
In the summer of 2012, at it’s 36th session, UNESCO proclaimed February 13th World Radio Day (@WorldRadioDay). Some may view radio as a dated form of media but even in 2016 it is still valid. Radio is a type of media that reaches 95% of the world’s population. It is a powerful, low cost communication tool specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people. WRD is a day to celebrate radio and it’s power to connect people from all across the globe. The theme for this year’s WRD is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster.” UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, discusses “the role of the radio in humanitarian emergency and disaster situations” in her message for World Radio Day.
Healthcare Now Radio
Our Internet radio station debuted in February, 2012 and programming focuses on health IT. You can listen 24 hours a day hearing a popular mix of talk shows, conference speeches, and recorded educational events. Between shows you will hear short audio interviews at industry conferences and Health Matters PSAs from the National Institute of Health. We started the statioHealthn to have a platform for our radio show MU Live! where we interviewed some of the biggest thought leaders in our industry. HealthcareNOWradio.com recently moved to AirTime! After 60,000 hours of streaming, we moved to a new and improved home. Check out our latest schedule of programs for This Just In, HIPAA Chat, ABCs of MIPS, Pop Health Week and more. Also, don’t miss Justin Barnes, aka the @HITAdvisor, on March 1st and 2nd when he broadcasts This Just In live from HIMSS16 Conference in Las Vegas.
There are many things you can do to support or participate in World Radio Day. Radio stations, humanitarian organizations and even individuals can all get involved in some way. Check out the Five Key Themes and Fifteen Ideas to help bring World Radio Day to life.