Moodbidri, Feb 13: Radio is a highly democratic and credible medium which has the widest geographical reach. It offers an open platform for the people from every walk of life, said Chandrashekhar Shetty, National spokesperson, association of Akashavani and Doordarshan Engineering Employees.
He was speaking on the occasion of World Radio Day celebrated at the department of PG Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication at Alva’s College here on Saturday.
He said radio is here to sustain. “Everybody predicted radio would die with the invention of television. However, it survived the competition even in the age of social media,” he said.
Radio antiques on display
Radio antiques such as LP player, valve, Ultra Portable Recorder, and studer were exhibited on the occasion.
Mohammad Shanas K, Broadcast Engineer, All India Radio, Prasad Shetty, Coordinator of the department, Srikara L Bhandarkar, Curator of Alva’s Newsuem, Dr Safiya, Associate Professor, Ravi Moodukonaje and students were present. Prathvini compered the programme.
Theme of World Radio Day 2021
The UNESCO has called on radio stations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Radio Day through three sub-themes: evolution, innovation and connection.
Evolution: "The world changes, radio evolves - radio is resilient and sustainable"
Innovation: "The world changes, radio adapts and innovates- radio adapts to new technologies and remains the go-to medium of mobility, accessible everywhere and to everyone"
Connection: "The world changes, radio connects - radio services our society during natural disasters, socio-economic crises, epidemics, etc."