For those of you that didn't know (including me) today is World Radio Day 2013.
The day is used to highlight the importance of radio as a media genre and the importance of radio as a provider of access to information for people all over the world.
Radio provides a special service for remote communities, those who are vulnerable, the illiterate or disabled or just lonely.
Radio give a strong voice to individuals and communities and also plays an important role in emergency and disaster situations.
Today is the second, annual world radio day after the setting up of World Radio Day last year by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
For an interesting article on the importance of the radio and World Radio day see the attached article from the UK's METRO newspaper, or check out the UNESCO website