The Radio has for years been one the most popular and easily accessible platform for communication. Technology has in no way impacted its relevance, and mobile has made it only easier to listen to radio. With a population of over 1.37 billion people, radio plays a very important role in India. Accessible to 97% of the population, it is even today, the most popular medium for communication. Its ability to establish a direct connect with public to educate and create awareness cannot be replicated by any other medium.
The 3rd edition of TRF, on the theme “Tune in the Future” will be hosted on February 13-14, 2020, in partnership with UNESCO under the aegis of the World Radio Day, at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). This edition of TRF will, like in the previous editions, feature a host of attractions like thematic plenaries and panel discussions, capacity building workshops, skill based Master classes, exhibitions- show and tell events, installations and performances, showcasing the best from the world of Sound.
This festival is an open event and an opportunity for all those who love and cherish sound: radio plays, music, talk shows, audio documentaries to celebrate diversity in the context of sound.
Over and above, The Radio Festival, invites community radio stations from across the country to not only attend and participate in the festival, but also go back enriched and with enhanced capacities by being part of the workshops that are conducted the day after the festival. We have hosted workshops on how to address domestic violence, communicating the sustainable development goals and this year we are hosting one on radio and livelihoods, radio and disaster mitigation and on radio and digital literacy.