UNESCO World Radio Day

UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed World Radio Day on 13 February.

UNESCO’s Executive Board recommended to the General Conference the proclamation of World Radio Day, on the basis of a feasibility study undertaken by UNESCO, further to a proposal from Spain.

Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.

There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today.

A wide consultation process started in June 2011, carried out by UNESCO. It included all stakeholders, i.e. broadcasting associations; public, state, private, community and international broadcasters; UN agencies; funds and programmes; topic-related NGOs; academia; foundations and bilateral development agencies; as well as UNESCO Permanent Delegations and National Commissions. Among the answers, 91% were in favour of the project. The leader of the project, the Academia Española de la Radio, received over 46 letters of support from diverse stakeholders, including the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Association of Broadcasting (IAB), the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), the Organización de Telecomunicaciones Ibeoramericanas (OTI), BBC, URTI, Vatican Radio, etc.
A World Radio Day Feasibility Study provides more details about the consultation process.

The date of 13 February, the day the United Nations radio was established in 1946, was proposed by the Director-General of UNESCO. The objectives of the Day will be to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.

The consulted stakeholders also proposed ideas for the programme of celebration: extensive use of social media, annual themes, a dedicated website enabling virtual participation, special radio programmes, radio programmes exchange, a festival involving key partners, and so forth.

On 14 January 2013, the United Nations General Assembly formally endorsed UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day. During its 67th Session, the UN General Assembly endorsed the resolution adopted during the 36th session of the UNESCO General Conference, proclaiming 13 February, the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946, as World Radio Day.

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The latest new music!

We are always adding music from new artists to our playlists.

Just recently we added great tracks from the following artists:

The Followers


The Tontons


Loocky Charm


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Loocky Charm

Always a pleasure in the BrooklynFM studio when we receive a communication from an artist that is new to us. And when they send us an MP3 or two of their material and we love it, then the day is complete!

One artist whose material we have recently started playing on BrooklynFM is Loocky Charm. In their own words here is what they are about:
“Loocky Charm is a French creation, born in London in 2006, between A2 Line, songwriter and Didier Leroy, sound engineer.The songs from “It springs to mind”, masterised in 2008, at Chic Studio,(Toulouse, France) are the result of their artistic collaboration.
Loocky Charm sings those universal themes touching:liberty, injustice, happiness, existential questions, everyday themes…where inspiration tracked its road between London, Toulouse, New York and Montreal.”

Of course you will hear Loocky Charm’s material on the station frequently, but if you want to know more and maybe purchase their great music, then have a click through to here.

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Email radio@welshbrook.co.uk

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Dark Side Of The Moon

BrooklynFM is pleased to bring you details of a great new programme on the radio station.

Dark Side Of The Moon is a two hour programme which recalls the days when many tracks lasted for 8 or more minutes, yet despite the albums on which these songs featured selling millions of copies they are rarely heard on the radio.

Presenter Gary Jackson features some great rock music, mainly of the progressive sort, and also there are guest interviews with some of the rock artists whose tracks feature in the programme.

Already bringing back memories for the BrooklynFM crew, we hope our listeners will enjoy Gary’s show.

Listen in on a Monday, Friday and Sunday, look at our schedule page for time details.

Perfect for fans of Sabbath, Genesis, Led Zeppelin or Floyd!

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