'Radio has survived TV and social media by being able to complement them'

As we celebrate World Radio Day, Azania Mosaka and broadcaster David Mashabela go down memory lane about what radio has done for the country and how they got into medium.

February 13 became World Radio in 2011 after being proclaimed by the member states of United Nations (UN) Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) and adopted by the UN Assembly in 2012 as an international day.

Mashabela says he learned English from people who were on the radio in his youth.

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Radio listenership numbers are amazing.

David Mashabela, Broadcaster

It was said TV will disrupt radio, it was said social media and all these things will disrupt radio, radio has survived it because the radio is able to complement these things.

David Mashabela, Broadcaster

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