CFL opens doors to the public to celebrate World Radio Day

CFL opens doors to the public to celebrate World Radio Day

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 13/02/2024

Today marks World Radio Day, a celebration of the powerful medium that has informed, entertained, and educated people around the world for over a century.

To mark the special day, Communications Fiji Limited, the parent company of LegendFM, FM96, VitiFM, Navtarang, Radio Sargam and fijivillage is welcoming the people to join us in celebrating World Radio Day at our home at 231 Waimanu Road, Suva today.

Listeners and followers of our 5 radio stations and our website fijivillage will also get a chance to have a tour around the home of CFL and catch a glimpse of the radio personalities.

There will also be prizes and giveaways, and refreshments provided as well.

Legend FM and FM96 will also be having their auditions today and they are inviting anyone who knows that they have what it takes to join the radio family.

CFL’s first radio station, FM96 started on July 5th 1985. It was the first ever 24 hour radio station in the country and also the first ever FM radio station.


The United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution of World Radio Day on 14th January 2013, recognizing the importance of radio as a source of information, entertainment, and education for all.

World Radio Day is a reminder of the importance of radio as a tool for promoting inclusive communication and social cohesion.

The theme for this year's World Radio Day is "Radio: A century informing, entertaining and educating."

The theme highlights the history of radio and its powerful impact on news, drama, music, and sports. It also recognizes the ongoing practical value of radio as a portable public safety net during emergencies and power outages.

The history of radio can be traced back to the late 19th century when Guglielmo Marconi made the first radio transmission in 1895.

Radio broadcasting of music and talk aimed at a wider audience began experimentally around 1905-1906.

The radio became commercially available in the early 1920s, and radio stations emerged almost three decades later.

source : the quint

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