World Radio Day 2017 February 13

Nov 30, 2016 | News Releases

UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to sign up to join us on 13 February for World Radio Day 2017, a chance to celebrate radio and how it helps shape our lives! Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, informing and transforming us, through information, entertainment and audience participation.

Having a radio means you are never alone – you always have a friend in radio.

We’ll be launching our brand new website in mid-December, where you can register and promote your World Radio Day event or broadcast, and access exclusive content and resources to help you serve your community.

World Radio Day 2017 Theme: “Radio is YOU!”

The theme for 2017 is all about audience participation and engagement – providing listeners with a voice, not simply on-air, but in the policy and planning of radio content. 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 promote 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.

Three ways to be involved with World Radio Day 2017


Join the hundreds of radio stations worldwide celebrating an event on or around World Radio Day.

Plan a special broadcast, or host an open day or public event. Get together with other stations for a World Radio Day concert and discussion forum. Post it on the events map on our website so everyone can find out about it.


Tell your listeners, networks and partners about World Radio Day and why it’s important. Post to social media using #worldradioday.
Coming soon!  Our new website will have all the sound clips, jingles, social media visuals and printable materials you need to help make this World Radio Day the biggest yet!


World Radio Day is a chance to check up on how you’re engaging your audience. Host a self-review programme, hold a listener forum, nominate an audience engagement officer, or create an audience participation policy- the choice is yours!

Encourage your colleagues to sign up to our new website  by passing on this email.