The Friday Five – Countdown to #WorldRadioDay
In the summer of 2012, at it’s 36th session, UNESCO (@UNESCO) proclaimed February 13th World Radio Day (@WorldRadioDay). Some may view radio as a dated form of media but even in 2017 it is still valid. Radio is a type of media that reaches 95% of the world’s population. Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face because after all, as the theme states, Radio is You. This week’s Friday Five explores some highlights of World Radio Day, how you can be a part of the celebration, and even our own contribution to radio.
Radio Station Health Checkup
UNESCO encourages all radio stations, no matter how big or small, to use the occasion of World Radio Day as an opportunity to review the ways listeners can participate in the strategy and planning of the station. Their website features the latest industry-secrets and know-how guides on how best to have full audience participation for your station or organization.
Healthcare Now Radio
HealthcareNOWradio.com, our Internet radio station, is operated and produced as part of Answers Media Network. The station and companion website debuted in February, 2012 at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas. The station offers interviews, commentary and speeches from industry leaders in healthcare and health information technology. Our newest show, Helathcare De Jure which began last April, focuses on the hottest healthcare issues of the day from a legal point of view with host Matt R. Fisher. Be sure to check out our latest schedule of programs for This Just In, HIPAA Chat, ABCs of MIPS, Pop Health Week and more. And finally, don’t miss Justin Barnes, aka the @HITAdvisor, and HIMSS Radio broadcasting live starting Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. from the HIMSS17 Annual Conference in Orlando.
Rwanda Joins World Radio Day Global Conversation for the First Time
In Rwanda, radio is the most popular media source in the country. Radio provides a vital line of communication and cultural participation for those who are illiterate or cannot afford to own a television. In recent years, new radio stations have opened up and have been channels for debate and news, as well as entertainment such as music and even satire. This year, for the first time, journalists, governments, civil society actors, artists and academics in Rwanda will come together to celebrate World Radio Day!
Farm Radio International
Farm Radio International (@farmradio) is a Canadian charity working with more than 500 radio partners in 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. They are the only international non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving African farming families and rural communities through radio. Together with their partners, they reach tens of millions of small-scale farmers with life-changing information and opportunities to have a stronger voice in their own development. Support Farm Radio International’s Thunderclap project in support of WRD and share your thoughts using the hashtag #iloveradio.
— Farm Radio Intl (@farmradio) February 9, 2017
Communities all around the globe are coming together in countless ways to celebrate World Radio Day. There is still time to register your event if you’d like more exposure. You can also visit the WRD site and find out what events are taking place near you and abroad on February 13th.
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) February 9, 2017
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