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On World Radio Day, Let’s Quiz Your Knowledge

Here are 10 questions related to World Radio Day. Can you guess the answers?


World Radio Day was first proposed by Spain in September 2010. In November 2011 the UNESCO member states accepted the proposal unanimously by backing broadcasting associations around the world. The first World Radio Day was celebrated on February 13, 2012.

The objective of World Radio Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of radio and to encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio.

Every year this day is celebrated by undertaking activities like changing the theme but they always relate to something socially conscious, and the national, regional, and international broadcasting associations come along to celebrate with various events.

The radio has been with us no longer than any other broadcast media, it does not need electricity or internet to be connected. World Radio Day ensures this coverage will continue with the best quality programming.

In this digital world also, radio has remained the most resilient and far-reaching communication medium.

During the Covid pandemic, radio as a medium made it possible to ensure continuity of learning, fight against miscommunication and promote barrier gestures.

In India, the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’sMann ki Baat” proves the importance of radio as a medium of communication.

Now, you are well versed in the importance of the day. Therefore, let us check your knowledge now.

Ready!

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1. The World Radio Day (WRD) is observed every year on ___________?

A. 12 February

B. 13 February

C. 14 February

D. 15 February

2. Name the year anniversary of radio day?

A. 10th year

B. 11th year

C. 9th year

D. 8th year

3. What is the theme for World Radio Day 2022?

A. New World, New Radio

B. Radio and diversity

C. Radio and Trust

D. Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace

4. Which is the world’s largest radio network? 

A. NTS radio

B. BBC radio 6

C. NPR radio

D. All India Radio

5. In which year FM was broadcast the first time in India?

A. 23 July 1977

B. 23 July 1980

C. 23 July 1982

D. 23 July 1999

6. In which Indian city, FM was broadcast first?

A. Delhi

B. Mumbai

C. Chennai

D. Kolkata

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7. Which was the first private radio station launched in India?

A. Red FM

B. Radio Mirchi

C. Radio City

D. Fever FM

8. When is National Radio Day celebrated?

A. 16 August

B. 18 August

C. 19 August

D. 20 August

9. When United Nations radio established?

A. 13 February 1946

B. 14 February 1947

C. 15 February 1950

D. 19 February 1945

10. Who is known as the father of radio?

A. Philo Taylor Farnsworth II

B. Marchese Guglielmo Marconi

C. Marty Cooper

D. Emile Berliner

Now let us see how you have scored

Answers

1. 13 February

2. 11th year

3. Radio and Trust

4. All India Radio

5. 23 July 1977

6. Chennai

7. Radio City

8. 20 August

9. 13 February 1946

10. Marchese Guglielmo Marconi

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