HAPPY WORLD RADIO DAY!
Every year beginning in 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates World Radio Day on February 13.
The idea originated from Jorge Alvarez, president of the Spanish Radio Academy. In his “Message for World Radio Day,” Alvarez reminds us that “Since its origins, radio has been shown to be the most useful medium of social communication for humanity.”
This year’s theme is radio’s past, present, and future, focusing on radio’s incredible history, its ongoing impact, and its economic challenges moving forward with increasing competition from digital media and emerging technologies.
Austin’s community station, KOOP 91.7 FM, is a living example of independent radio in action, exemplifying the sentiments of Alvarez and UNESCO, standing hand in hand with broadcasters worldwide and here in Central Texas as we celebrate World Radio Day 2024.
Today's Featured Shows
Jean completed her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in the Dept. of Radio-Television-Film and has been a faculty member at Austin Community
By Nick Schurk // The past ten or so years have been a buyer’s market for fans of weirdo post-punk. An ever-expanding scene of “egg
The Stephen Rice Memorial Fund recently announced the 2023 winner of their annual Scholarship of $2,500 established to support LGBT students interested in pursuing a career
This week Polyglot Party makes its return to Stronger Than Dirt. I’ll be featuring fun tunes from 24 different countries and six continents. Expect a
Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, February 17, 8-10pm) include the La De Da’s, Thor’s Hammer, Tintern Abbey, Pink Section, Skids, dB’s,
The Singer and the Song welcomes Jana Pochop and Shawnee Kilgore. From Rush: “What can I say about these two brilliant singer/songwriters? They are friends
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