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Focus on sport for World Radio Day 2018

ABU radio members are being urged to share their best sports programming for this year’s World Radio Day next month.

Organisers, the ABU and other global partners want broadcasters to both celebrate the continuing success of radio as a medium and to share their best program materials, both broadcast and online.

ABU Head of Radio Olya Booyar says that to take part in this year’s WRD on 13 February, broadcasters need to do two things: produce some programming that reflects one or more of this year’s themes of diversity, gender equality and peace and development; and register their events at the World Radio Day website so they can be shared around the world.

“Telling the ABU and the WRD organisers about your efforts will also enable us to share your program content with other broadcasters across the Asia-Pacific and around the world, reaching millions more listeners and online users,” she says.

World Radio Day has been running now for several years to mark the establishment of United Nations radio on 13 February 1946. The objectives of the Day are to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio and to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.

Ms Booyar says that since its inception, WRD has expanded to include more and more digital platforms and production techniques, so participants are urged to be as creative as they wish in the programs they produce, as long as radio plays a role.

ABU Secretary General Dr Javad Mottaghi is urging all radio members to take part in this year’s event.

“Our members produce great radio every day,” he says. “So on 13 February let’s showcase some of that great content; share your success with the world.” 

To register your events on the WRD website, click here.