Celebrating the Legacy of Egyptian Radio Presenters on World Radio Day


As the world celebrates World Radio Day on 13 February, we pay tribute to the rich history and cultural significance of radio. This powerful medium has captivated audiences for over a century, delivering news, drama, music, and sports straight to our ears.  Despite the challenges posed by the digital age, social media, and economic constraints, radio continues to thrive as a democratic platform, connecting diverse communities and fostering positive dialogue for change. One of the most revered Egyptian radio presenters was the late Amal Fahmy, whose illustrious career spanned over five decades. Born in 1926, Fahmy joined Egyptian radio in 1951 and quickly rose to prominence.  Her popular weekly show, “Aal El-Nasseya” (At The Street Corner), became a staple on Egypt’s main state-owned radio station. Fahmy fearlessly tackled a wide range of topics, engaging citizens and officials in discussions that touched on politics, social issues, and sports. Her show’s success attracted a diverse array of guests, from everyday Egyptians to international celebrities.  Notably, Fahmy had the honor of interviewing Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin during his visit to Cairo in the 1960s. A trailblazer in her own right, Fahmy also became…

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