10 Ideas for Celebrating World Radio Day 2018!

Here are ten ideas to get you started planning your World Radio Day 2018 celebrations under the theme of Radio of Sports. Everyone in the community can get involved!

 

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Organize and Broadcast a Cultural Sports Open

Invite local schools, sporting teams, or traditional and cultural sporting groups to showcase their sports. Report on the rich history and/or culture of the community involved. Broadcast an informal match between neighbouring communities.

 

 

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Hand the Mic to Women Broadcasters

Put women sports broadcasters' front and center to show that gender is irrelevant to quality commentary, and conduct a longer term review of your workplace gender policies.

 

 

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Bring Women's and Mixed Sports to the Fore

Report on women's or mixed sports events in your country or region, as the first step to more balanced coverage of these sports.

 

 

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Host Special 'Gender and Sports' Radio Program

Invite local sports stars to have a lively discussion on how women and men are portrayed in sports coverage. Involve listeners using the #WorldRadioDay.

 

 

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Create a Sports for Peace Radio Segment

Create a feature story/ radio documentary that highlights an effective sport for peace and development initiative in your local area e.g. cover a local soccer team that has included refugee children.

 

 

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Play a ’Historic Sporting Moments' Special

Curate an online and on-air show with momentous sporting moments from archives. Invite listeners to share their favourite moments.

 

 

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Create a Sports Music Medley

Curate memorable music from major sporting events, such as the Olympics, Football World Cup, etc., to make a special sports music segment.

 

 

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Engage your Networks and Partners

Invite your partners, media regulators, and journalism and media schools to be part of your Day’s activities, or encourage them to organize their own celebrations.

 

 

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Organize a Radio Relay

Get in touch with radio stations across your region or around the world to organize a radio relay, where you conduct a joint programme or broadcast each other’s content.

 

 

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Share UNESCO’s World Radio Day Content

Broadcast or share our rights-free World Radio Day content, available here on the World Radio Day website, and download official World Radio Day resources and materials.