National Radio Day📻

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National Radio Day in USA in 2023

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Dates of National Radio Day
2024 USA Tuesday, August 20thNational Radio Day
2023 USA Sunday, August 20thNational Radio Day
2022 USA Saturday, August 20thNational Radio Day
2021 USA Friday, August 20thNational Radio Day
2020 USA Thursday, August 20thNational Radio Day
Summary
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National Radio Day is a time for communities across the country to celebrate radio. The goal is to strengthen the radio ecosystem, highlighting all kinds of radio, but especially stations that focus on local service. We want to ensure that amazing noncommercial stations are included in the national conversation.

From events and parties to special programming and more, there are so many ways for listeners, producers and stations to get involved.

Although there is not one authoritative source on the history of National Radio Day, it has been celebrated since the early 1990s on August 20. Perhaps it was decided that August 20 would be an appropriate day because 8MK (now WWJ) in Detroit, first broadcast on August 20, 1920.

According to Wikipedia, WWJ debuted as the “Detroit News Radiophone” and was “the outgrowth of interest in radio technology by the publishers of The Detroit News, combined with inventor Lee de Forest’s longtime promotion of radio broadcasting.”

Regular annual recognition didn’t quite take off until 2011 when NPR brought renewed attention to the day.

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