Today is UNESCO World Radio Day 2014

unesco_wrd_logoToday is UNESCO World Radio Day–a day to celebrate the continued relevance of radio in the twenty-first century.

You can make a difference with radio.  Here’s how:

  1. Send a shortwave radio, care of Ears To Our World. You can send one self-powered shortwave radio to a classroom or community in the third world for as little as $40.  In impoverished regions still without internet access or electric power, your tax-deductible donation of one radio can inform and empower an entire community of listeners.
  2. If you’ve heard my 2013 recording for UNESCO regarding the relevance of radio, you may also like to visit World Radio Day’s webpage and listen to what others have to say about the relevance of shortwave radio. Share this page with your friends.
  3. If you do nothing else, please contact your representative(s) and remind them of the continued importance of shortwave radio in today’s world. Click on the following links to search for your government representative(s) in the USACanadaUnited Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
  4. Need more ideas to celebrate World Radio Day?  Check out UNESCO’s list.

Oh, and here’s one more thing you can do:  Simply turn on your radio, and listen.  I’m pleased to note that World Radio Day, although still a fairly new international holiday, is receiving increased media attention each year.  After all, radio listening can be a wonderful, meaningful experience–as well as a worthy cause.  So, enjoy!

Happy listening,
Thomas

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One Response to Today is UNESCO World Radio Day 2014

  1. LYNN KELLY says:

    WHILE IT IS OBJECTIVELY TRUE THAT SOME STATIONS REMAIN ON SHORTWVE IN THE THIRD WORLD IN PLACES LIKE CUBA OR NORTH KOREA ECT. ITS ALSO TRUE THAT LISTENING TO THEM OR NOT IS A SUBJECTIVE CHOICE.. THE TRUTH IS MANY PROPLE IN THE FIRST WORLD VIEW NEWS AND EVENTS ABOUT THE THIRD WORLD OR IN THE THIRD WORLD WITH INDIFFERENCE OR OUTRIGHT HOSTILITY. THE REASONS CAN BE POLITICAL, CULTURAL, RACIAL, RELIGIOUS OR WHATEVER BUT SW IS A SUBJECTIVE CHOICE TO LISTEN TO THIS OR. THAT BROADCAST OR NOT. IN SHORT JUST BECAUSE A SW STATION IS THERE DOES NOT MEAN FIRST WORLD LISTENERS CARE ABOUT THE CONTENT AND IN FACT MAY BE OVERTLY HOSTILE TO IT

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