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World Radio Day 2023: 8 Interesting Facts About Radio

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World Radio Day 2023: World Radio Day honours the role of radio as a medium of communication and expression. It is critical to comprehend the role of radio in keeping people informed of current events. On February 13, 2023, World Radio Day will be observed. Everyone should think of ways to commemorate this day so that more people understand the value of radio. The theme should also be known.

Radio, as one of the most accessible and popular modes of communication, predated TV, newspapers, mobile phones, and the internet. People eagerly awaited the broadcast of radio programmes so that they could hear news about their loved ones during wartime or find out who won during sporting events. Radio still plays an important role on long car rides.

 

World Radio Day 2023 Theme:

The theme for World Radio Day 2023 is “Radio and Peace” this year. The theme is centred on the rapid changes and advancements in radio technology.

It also emphasises the importance of radio in assisting people in adapting to new realities. The radio will be critical in shaping the future of communication.

World Radio Day 2023: 8 Interesting Facts About Radio

Radio broadcasting in India dates back to the early 1920s. The Radio Club of Mumbai broadcast the first radio programme during British rule in July 1923. Calcutta Radio Club followed four months later.

AIR is one of the world’s largest radio broadcasters, with over 415 radio stations in approximately 23 languages and 146 dialects. It also covers 99% of the population and has 18 FM channels.

Walter Kaufmann composed the All India Radio theme song.

The first news bulletin was broadcast on AIR on January 19, 1936.
On June 8, 1936, the Indian State Broadcasting Service changed its name to All India Radio.

Radio waves are waves of energy that travel in a straight line.
Radio waves, like sound waves, travel through the air and can be transmitted from one location to another. Radio waves, on the other hand, can travel even faster than sound waves!

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