Radio broadcasting, which started in Turkey for the first time on May 6, 1927 under the name of Istanbul Radio, celebrates its 90th anniversary today!
The radio adventure in our country was followed by the first trials in 1921 and the improvements made later, with Eşref Şefik's "Hello, dear Sami's! It started in the basement of Sirkeci's famous Grand Post Office with the announcement of “Istanbul Radio Telephone”. In the broadcasts, which were limited to only 4-5 hours in the evening, it was aimed that the public would get to know the radio broadcasts and learn the news up-to-date.
After 90 years since the first broadcast, radio began to be used not only as a means of communication and communication, but also as a means of entertainment. Hundreds of radio channels broadcasting within the borders of our country have gained a loyal audience by offering a wide range of content to their listeners. At the same time, together with written, visual and digital media; It has become one of the indispensable elements of polyphony, which is the greatest requirement of democracy.
RATEM - Radio and Television Broadcasters Professional Association, which draws attention to the importance of the radio medium by organizing various events on May 6 every year, celebrates the Radio Day of all radio broadcasters and listeners this year.
RATEM President Yusuf Gürsoy said his thoughts on Radio Day, “The broadcast area of radio, which entered our lives 90 years ago, has expanded much more with the development of technology and communication tools. It has become one of the daily routines of people thanks to the ability to rest easily while working, resting, traveling, doing sports. As the RATEM Family, we share all current data on the development of radio broadcasting with the public, drawing attention to the importance of radio every year on May 6th. This year, we will be sharing the traditional sector report summary on our website.”