February 13 - World Radio Day

On February 13, many countries will celebrate the tenth World Radio Day. The decision to hold this annual holiday was approved at the UNESCO General Conference in 2011. And it was proposed to celebrate it on February 13 - on the day of creation of the UN Radio in 1946.

Each year the event is held under a specific motto. The theme for 2021 is “New World, New Radio”. Radio is more than 110 years old. During this time, it has become an integral part of our life. As the world changed, so did radio.

Radio is a medium of communication with the widest audience in the world. It has a strong and specific role in emergency situations, facilitating disaster relief.

And today radio continues to be improved and adopts new technologies.

As the founders of the World Radio Day say, it should not only pay tribute to radio as a means of communication, but also strengthen cooperation among all those involved in radio.

Congratulations to all radio workers and a large audience of listeners on the holiday!

The history of the Belarusian radio began on November 15, 1925, when the grand opening of a broadcast radiotelephone station took place in Minsk. On the same day at 6:30 pm the words “This is Minsk speaking! were first heard on the air.

Our country also celebrates the Day of Radio, Television and Communications Workers, which is celebrated on May 7. It was on this day in 1895 that the outstanding Russian physicist Alexander Popov conducted the first radio communication

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