World Radio Day 2020 was Massivly infused with young and fresh talent as we opened up the industry throughout the day.
Its roots were established in 1946, with the 13th of February being the day that United Nations Radio was established.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) then proclaimed the 13th of February as World Radio Day at its 36th session.
On 14 January 2013, the United Nations General Assembly formally endorsed UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day. During its 67th Session, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 13 February as World Radio Day.
According to the United Nations’ website, the purpose of the day is to “raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.”
This year marked the 9th edition of the celebration of the day, with the theme being “We are diversity radio”.
Massiv Metro, adhered to the theme in a Rocking, Real and Relevant way by having student broadcasters from Boston Media House and OnCue Talent Management co-hosting with our DJs on our primetime slots for the day.
Penny Lebyane put Onke and Skhumbuzo through their paces with a crash-course on radio and helping them hone in on their interviewing skills, with guest Nia Brown – also a rising broadcaster.
Hear what happened with Nia on Massiv Mornings, here:
DJ Sbu Live had Thato Ramogale and Thato Moloto from Boston Media House and they got a Massiv music injection with DJ Sbu’s unusual and fun way of doing radio. The guest for the day was Dr. Victor and you can listen here for what happened on DJ Sbu Live: