This year’s theme, “Gender equality and women’s empowerment in radio” has special resonance for the Caribbean. Alma MockYen of Jamaica and Olga Lopes-Seale of Barbados are just two examples of the Caribbean’s rich tradition of women’s active leadership in radio whether behind the scenes, in management, marketing, training, and production or behind the microphone, as announcers, reporters and anchors.
As the medium to which Caribbean audiences have the greatest access, radio has long served as a channel for messages which have addressed women’s active participation in national and regional development. Women’s voices have consistently been heard in radio programming across the Caribbean, and women have also led in the creation and direction of content which has informed, educated and entertained Caribbean audiences.
It is with much pleasure that CBU endorses World Radio Day 2014 and encourages its members’ active participation in this year’s celebration.