On February 13, 2011, the United Nations first celebrated World Radio Day. World Radio Day recognizes the ability of radio to reach even the most remote and impoverished regions of the world.Radio waves do not recognize political, social, or economic borders. “Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world,” UNESCO says. “It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.”Celebrate World Radio Day by discussing media access around the world; consider how radio is used for political, social, and entertainment purposes; and, of course, listen to your favorite radio station!
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry border Noun
natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land.
Encyclopedic Entry: border communication Noun
sharing of information and ideas.
to argue or disagree in a formal setting.
disaster relief Noun
goods, services, or funds supplied to government groups, organizations, or individuals following a natural or manmade disaster that prevents the normal functioning of society.
having to do with money.
unable to read or write.
to come between two things.
basic computer technology, including both hardware and software, sometimes geared to a specific purpose or application.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
radio wave Noun
electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 1 millimeter and 30,000 meters, or a frequency between 10 kilohertz and 300,000 megahertz.
to identify or acknowledge.
distant or far away.
having to do with a community or other group of organized people.
exact or precise.
the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
Encyclopedic Entry: UNESCO United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.
capable of being hurt.