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Public Radio Broadcasting Day 2024: History, Dates, FAQs

Every year, Public Radio Broadcasting Day is observed on January 13 to celebrate a very special piece of technology — the radio. The day aims to honor those who invented the radio and devised public broadcasting. The radio has provided people with a newfound appreciation for technology and its importance in their lives.

Public Radio Broadcasting Day 2024: History

The exact origin of this day is unknown. The day is celebrated to honor the birth of radio broadcasting. In 1895, Italian inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi confirmed the possibility of radio communication when he sent and received his first radio transmission.

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Apart from this, Private homes across the United Kingdom, Hungary, France, and some other places used to have conventional telephone lines broadcasting news, music, live theatre, music halls, fiction readings, religious broadcasts, and so on. This system was known as Electrophone in Britain, Telefon Hírmondó in Hungary, and Théâtrophone in France.

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Public Radio Broadcasting Day 2024: Dates

2024January 13Saturday
2025January 13Monday
2026January 13Tuesday
2027January 13Wednesday
2028January 13Thursday

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Public Radio Broadcasting Day 2024: FAQs

Who created the radio?

The first radio system was patented by Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi in 1897. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Nicola Tesla could be the original inventor made all of Marconi’s radio patents invalid and awarded the patents to Tesla.

Which country initiated World Radio Day?

World Radio Day is celebrated on February 13 every year. The day was established by UNESCO in 2011, during its 36th conference.

What is Public Radio Broadcasting Day?

Public Radio Broadcasting Day commemorates the radio, and those who supported to development of this technology.


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