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World Radio Day

World Radio Day 2025 and 2026

In 2011, the Spanish Radio Academy proposed to UNESCO that there be a “World Radio Day”. 13 February has since been adopted as that day, with the date chosen because it is the day in 1946 that United Nations Radio was established.

YearDateDayHoliday
202513 FebThuWorld Radio Day
202613 FebFriWorld Radio Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Radio is more than a century old now and has become entrenched in many cultures as a traditional means of social interaction and of education. It has also long played an important role in disaster relief and emergency response.

World Radio Day is the occasion for an annual theme that focuses on something good that radio does for societies and for humanity. Some local radio stations across the world focus on that theme, and there are various events held to celebrate and promote the value of radio communication throughout the world.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202413 FebTueWorld Radio Day
202313 FebMonWorld Radio Day