World Radio Day 2018

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 1:00pm
Sudan, (Omdurman - Gedaref - Port Sudan)


13 February is the World Radio Day (WRD), how it was proclaimed by the UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, and endorsed by the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This year is the 7th year of WRD, and it is a right time for all radio stations and supporting organizations to celebrate radio and how it helps shape our lives!


Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face.


Radio informs us and transforms us, through entertainment, information and audience participation.  Having a radio means you are never alone – you always have a friend in radio.


This year (2018), in the Khartoum / Omdurman / Bahri metropolis the WRD will be the subject of following events:



13 February, 11:00-13:00

An official ceremony of the WRD 2018: live broadcast, music, speeches, honoring distinguished veterans, etc.

Organizers: UNESCO, the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, and the Sudanese TV and Radio Corporation.

Venue: The Al-Azhari Studio of the Sudanese TV and Radio Corporation, Nile Street, Omdurman; Air of the National Radio


13 February, all day long

Radio Day with the Capital Radio 91.6FM

Organizers: Capital Radio 91.6 FM

Venue: Air of Capital Radio 91.6 FM


13 February, 11:00-13:00

Radio Day in Gedaref

Organizers: UNESCO, the Sudanese TV and Radio Corporation – Gedaref’s branch, Gedaref’s National Radio, Association of Women-Journalists in Gedaref

Venue: Gedaref’s National Radio


15 February, 11:00-13:00

A WRD-2018 / Community Radio Service Day in Port Sudan:  Music, speeches, honoring CRS listeners from rural communities, etc.

Organizers: UNESCO, the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, the Sudanese TV and Radio Corporation, and the Red Sea State’s Authorities.

Venue: The Government Main Hall, Port Sudan



General info on events Worldwide: