Thursday, February 07, 2013

Oklahoma, USA: Chickasaw Community Radio Station Joins World Radio Day Celebration

KCNP's first billboard! 3 miles east of Ada on Hwy 1.
Release Date: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
By Josh Rogers, Public Affairs 

The Chickasaw Nation's community radio station, KCNP 89.5 FM, will join several international radio broadcasters on February 13 to celebrate World Radio Day.

World Radio Day is observed on February 13, which marks the day when United Nations Radio was launched in 1946.

As part of the celebration, KCNP will be participating in a sound exchange with other radio stations around the world. KCNP will contribute a short message for the radio exchange and will air other stations' sound clips throughout the day. International, Native and aboriginal music will be featured on Wednesday's playlist to mark the observance.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) website, World Radio Day is "a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves."

The station will also broadcast short programs produced by UNESCO emphasizing the importance of radio worldwide.

The annual celebration is intended to raise awareness about radio's important role as a means of communication and entertainment. It is also designed to encourage broadcasters and networks to promote freedom of information and international cooperation. 

For more information about KCNP, listen to 89.5FM or listen to the online stream at
For more information about World Radio Day, visit

(Source : The Chickasaw Nation/Native American Times/KCNP Radio via Scoopweb)

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