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World Radio Day

We cannot imagine our life without "radio".

Yes, yes, even before the invention of television, before the age of the Internet and social networks, we relied on the radio as a means of communication, information transfer and the spread of culture.

This device, the theoretical basis for its invention was laid at the end of the 19th century, has been accompanying us for over 100 years, day and night, in success and in crisis, in times of joy and sadness. Through it we were exposed to current affairs and news, participated in quizzes and competitions, listened to debates and live broadcasts of historical events and sports games, but most of all, through the radio we learned to fall in love with music!!!

It may be hard to imagine, but not long ago the radio was almost the only means for us to keep up with what was happening in the world of music, to be exposed to new artists, and to rate the various charts. Even when we felt that here in our tiny country we didn't get enough of this exciting thing called music, we knew how to pick up an antenna, run on the scale and reach "Radio Ramallah" or Abie Nathan's "Voice of Peace".

In our era, the term "radio" has been expanded and removed from the "electromagnetic waves" through which the voices and sounds were transferred from one side of the world to the other, more than a century ago. Today we can receive our radio digitally, online, through the Internet, the phone, and even in the car, without any antenna.

In 2010, the Spanish Academy asked the Board of Directors of UNESCO, which is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to declare "World Radio Day".

A year later, the UNESCO Council recommended to the 36th session of the UNESCO General Conference to declare "World Radio Day", and that this day be celebrated on February 13, the day the United Nations Radio Station was established, in 1946.

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart wrote the lyrics to The Spirit of the Radio as a tribute to all that was good about radio. "This is a celebration of my great appreciation for the magic moments I had since my childhood on the radio, of hearing the right song at the right time," Peart said in one of his interviews.

So especially in honor of this special day, we have prepared for you a playlist of songs we love with the word "radio" in their title. All you have to do is click here and then tell us which radio tribute song you're missing from the playlist and we'll add it.

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