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World Radio Day 2023

UNESCO Artist for Peace, Danilo Pérez

February 13 marks World Radio Day, a day to celebrate the medium, honour the contributions of broadcasters, and keep the spirit of communication alive in music and conversation.

In this clip, Panamanian jazz musician and UNESCO Artist for Peace, Danilo Pérez, discusses his love for radio. He mentions its accessibility, its variety, and its capacity to connect people and change lives.


When he talks about a radio broadcast moving from Vladimir Horowitz to Papo Lucca to Louis Armstrong, all within one station, we feel like he could be talking about CKUA!

The idea of a worldwide day dedicated to celebrating radio was first proposed by Spain in 2010, and a year later it was unanimously accepted by the UNESCO Member States. Radio reaches people around the globe, and celebrates humanity in all its diversity. Whether it’s heard through an old transistor on the kitchen counter or on a mobile device, radio is here to stay.

Tune in for special programming on February 13, and happy World Radio Day from CKUA.