As people celebrate World Radio Day, we look at the state of radio in Canada.
Photo Credit: UNESCO

The state of radio in Canada


The importance of radio is being celebrated in countries around the world on this UNESCO World Radio Day (February 13). In Canada, radio’s crucial role as a source of immediate news and music has faded, faced with competition from television, and then the Internet.

But despite this competition and Canada’s media concentration, radio still remains an important, if overshadowed, communications source.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Suanne Kelman, a journalism professor at Toronto’s Ryerson University, about the importance of radio in Canada and its future.


More information:
UNESCO World Radio Day information – here
RFI – World Radio Day celebrates unexpected increases in listenership – here
Bibliography database media in Canada website –

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