Tag: Across The Tracks

Thursday, March 23, 2023 6am ET: Across The Tracks: World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day was established in 1951 to commemorate the World Meteorological Organization creation on March 23, 1950. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorological Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries.

Under are a few of the themes of recent years:

The future of weather, climate and water across generations, March 2023
Early Warning and Early Action, March 2022
The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather, March 2021
Climate and Water, March 2020
The Sun, the Earth and the Weather, March 2019
Weather-ready, climate-smart, March 2018

Today we’ll feature Weather, and Sky versions today on Across The Tracks

Monday March 20, 2023 8am ET: Across The Tracks: World Sparrow Day

World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on March 20. It is an international initiative by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and numerous other national and international organisations across the world.

The Nature Forever Society was started by Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist who started his work helping the house sparrow in Nashik, and who was named one of the “Heroes of the Environment” for 2008 by Time for his efforts. The idea of marking World Sparrow Day came up during an informal discussion at the Nature Forever Society’s office. The idea was to earmark a day for the house sparrow to convey the message of conservation of the house sparrow and other common birds and also mark a day of celebration to appreciate the beauty of the common biodiversity which is taken so much for granted. The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated in 2010 in different parts of the world The day was celebrated by carrying out different various kinds of activities and events like art competitions, awareness campaigns, and sparrow processions as well as interactions with media.

World Sparrow Day also has a broader vision to provide a platform where people who are working on the conservation of the house sparrow and other common birds can network, collaborate and exchange conservation ideas which will lead to better science and improved results. It aims to provide a meeting ground for people from different parts of the world to come together and form a force that can play an important role in advocacy and in spreading the awareness on the need of conserving common biodiversity or species of lower conservation status.

RadioMaxMusic helps raise awareness by featuring tunes with “Bird” in the title or a song about a birds.

Thursday 3/16/23 8am ET: Across The Tracks: Lips Appreciation Day

Lips Appreciation Day is observed on March 16 every year. It’s the only day in the year dedicated to appreciating the lips — an attractive part of the face. Did you know that lips come in different shapes, structures, and sizes? Not only do they protect our teeth from the elements, but the lips also form an important part of our smiles, pouts, smacks, and other facial expressions. That’s not all, lips are also essential in eating and drinking. On Lips Appreciation Day, don’t forget to show your lips some appreciation and good care lips to make them more attractive.

Between 8am until 12pm we will feature tunes with “Lips” and “Kiss” in the title.

Wednesday 3/15/23 2pm ET: True Confessions Day

True Confessions Day takes place annually on March 15. We all have secrets, whether something big or small. Sometimes the secrets can make you feel stressed and guilty. If a secret is compromising your inner peace and causing distress in your relationships, then you should go ahead and confess it. Confessions are the simplest way to alleviate guilty. Since honesty is the best policy, use True Confessions Day to confess and be honest. Being able to confess is not just a matter of honesty but also courage. So, suspend all judgment and guilt and spill your deepest secrets on True Confessions Day.

The act of confession is ancient and might have originated about 3,000 years ago. Confessing one’s secrets can be traced to the “Vedas,” the oldest Hindu scriptures. It’s a common aspect in most world religions and their sacred texts, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. However, confession is perhaps most commonly associated with Catholicism, where believers can admit their sins to the priest and seek absolution.

In addition to religion, confession is also associated with law and criminal prosecution. In fact, the Catholic Church’s Inquisition suggested confession as part of the legal process in Europe in the Middle Ages. Suspected heretics were investigated by inquisitors, sometimes using torture to elicit confessions. Confession can still be important during an investigation or prosecution, but courts are less likely to rely on confessions today as they tend to be far less reliable. While the origins of confession belong to the realms of religion or law, it also refers to the general confession of secrets and personal guilt.

Thomas and Ruth Roy from Wellcat Holidays created the first True Confessions Day in 2016. True Confessions Day is a way of encouraging us who are keeping secrets to confess them. The idea is that a designated day of confession will help us relax and alleviate any feelings of guilt. We can relieve ourselves of these negative emotions rather than hold onto feelings of shame, anxiety, and fear. True Confessions Day aims to honor confession as a healthy practice to allow growth and communication.

Tuesday 3/14/23 4am ET: Across The Tracks: Happy Pi Day (3:14 Tunes)

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant figures of π. It was founded in 1988 by Larry Shaw, an employee of the San Francisco, California science museum, the Exploratorium. Celebrations often involve eating pie or holding pi recitation competitions. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. UNESCO’s 40th General Conference designated Pi Day as the International Day of Mathematics in November 2019. Alternative dates for the holiday include July 22 (22/7, an approximation of π) and June 28 (6.28, an approximation of 2π or tau).

We’ll celebrate the day on RadioMaxMusic by playing music that has a length of 3:14 between 4am to 4pm ET

Monday 3/6/23 12pm ET: Across The Tracks: Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is an event, observed on the first Friday in March, meant for employers to give thanks or recognition to their employees. It was created by Dr. Bob Nelson who was a founding member of Recognition Professionals International in 1995, initially to celebrate the publication of his book 1,001 Ways to Reward Employees and to remind employers to thank their employees when they do good work. Dr. Bob did his doctoral dissertation on why managers do or do not recognize their employees and has since helped thousands of companies create a Culture of Recognition in their organization with significant impacts on employee retention, performance and the ability to attract talent.

Though the holiday is still gaining in adoption in the US and abroad, like Boss’s Day, Employee Appreciation Day has become an opportunity for managers, company leadership, and HR to remember the importance of appreciating employees. Companies often celebrate by letting employees leave early, offering gifts, meals, events or special recognition for workers. Such publications as Inc. magazine, Forbes, and Boston.com, have written about the holiday to remind employers to recognize and reward employee effort and to offer tips for building a stronger corporate culture through appreciation.

Studies show that recognition and appreciation are growing in importance as drivers of employee happiness and engagement. Showing employees appreciation can result in a company’s higher retention rate, not only increasing the productivity of employees but the company as a whole. This has resulted in more and more companies and organizations using the day to thank their employees.

We programmed the day but decided to move it to today. Enjoy the tunes and thanks for listening to RadioMaxMusic.

Friday 2/3/23 9am ET: Across The Tracks: National Wear Red Day

In the US, National Wear Red Day occurs on the first Friday in February each year.

National Wear Red Day is sponsored by The Heart Truth, under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease. The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002. The goal is to warn women of their #1 health threat.

In the UK, Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday of February. It’s organized by Yorkshire-based charity Children’s Heart Surgery Fund to raise awareness of congenital heart disease.

Tuesday 1/31/23 8am ET: Across The Tracks: National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by President Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later was ratified as the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment abolishing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

In the mid-20th century, Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., born into slavery and freed after the Civil War, believed that there should be a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. Wright invited national and local leaders to meet in Philadelphia in order to make plans to designate February 1 as an annual memorial to the signing of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by President Abraham Lincoln on this date. The amendment freed all U.S. slaves.

One year after Wright’s death in 1947, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make February 1 National Freedom Day. The holiday proclamation was signed into law on June 30, 1948, by President Harry Truman.

It was the forerunner to Black History Day. Later Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976. Recognition of black history had been initiated by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926.

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

— U.S. Code § 124 – National Freedom Day
On this day many towns and cities have festivals. Some citizens reflect privately on the freedoms that the United States honors and to appreciate the goodwill of the United States. In Philadelphia, wreath laying at the Liberty Bell has been a tradition for many years to mark National Freedom Day. Symbols of the day may include a theme about freedom for all Americans.

At RadioMax we feature programs on January 31 and February 1. Our Across The Tracks program will feature tunes with “Freedom” in the title.