The 6th annual Talk Radio Day is being celebrated today in New York at the U.N.

More than 20 talk radio hosts from across the United States will be airing their shows from the United Nations in New York. The hosts will be interviewing UN Ambassadors and officials from the UN and its agencies to offer listeners first-hand accounts about the valuable work of the United Nations. United Nations Foundation president Timothy E. Wirth says, “Whether it is leading the global fight against AIDS, or authorizing the protection of civilians from Cote d’Ivoire to Libya, the UN is in the forefront of the major challenges facing the world today. We are pleased to celebrate the 6th anniversary of this event and to be able to provide the American public the opportunity to learn more about the UN’s work by hearing directly from its staff and officials.” TALKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison says, “Talk radio and its dedicated community of listeners represent millions of Americans across the U.S. This is a terrific opportunity for our hosts to bring the work of the men and women of the UN to America’s kitchens, drive times and mobile devices.” “Talk Radio Day” at the UN is part of the big talk radio weekend in New York City as TALKERS presents the New Media Seminar tomorrow and Saturday at the Concierge Conference Center on Manhattan’s East Side during which more than 550 talk media pros will gather. (June 9, 2011)