ROLE OF COMMUNITY RADIO IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

ABSTRACT The research is set out to examine the role of community radio in a democratic society with a specific focus on Ilesha community. There is no gain saying in the fact that community radio has long been the fore front when mobilizing, sensitizing, educating and promoting political awareness, consciousness and participation in Nigeria. The research is anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Development Media Theory. The study employed survey research method with questionnaire as data collection instrument. Accidental sampling techniques was used to select respondents in some major strategic location within Ilesha. Out of 100 questionnaire it were administered …READ MORE …

ANALYSING LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AS INSTRUMENT FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE

The study is set out to analyze local radio stations as instrument for community education and social change with a case study of RAVE 91.7 FM and Gold 95.5 FM respectively the primary objective of this research is to examine the extent at which RAVE 91.7 FM and Gold 95.5 FM serve as an agent of social change in Osogbo and its environs. The study was anchored on Social responsibility media theory and development media. Survey research method was used to select respondents within Osogbo and its environs. The study employed non-probability sampling technique to select two hundred and fifty …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF RADIO BROADCASTING ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The research is set out to examine the impact of radio broadcasting on rural development with a particular focus on Anaye Community in Ilesha. All over the world, radio is known to be a very powerful tool for development. In Nigeria today, we have so many radio stations but most of our rural communities are still under developed. This research therefore, aimed at finding out some other roles which the radio is supposed to play in order to facilitate the development of our rural communities. Since the radio is by no means a small instrument for community development, it is …READ MORE …

BROADCASTING AS MEANS OF DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION

The research apprises broadcast media as a means of disseminating agricultural information to farmers in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.  In a country like Nigeria, Malaysia and India, where literacy level is low, the choice of communication media is of vital importance. In this regard, television and radio are significant, as they transfer modern agricultural technology to literate and illiterate farmers alike even in interior areas, within a short time to enlighten farmers on the use of various technologies to boost agricultural development. In this paper, an attempt is made to deal about the importance of radio and …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF COMMUNITY RADIO STATION ON GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT

Radio as a member of the media family is an instrument for information dissemination. World over, the radio is known to be a very powerful tool for development. In the developed world, radio has been used for developmental purposes” and that “The radio is the singular medium that is most effective for mass mobilization”. In Nigeria today, we have so many radio stations but most of our rural communities are still under developed. This research therefore, aimed at finding out some other roles which the radio is supposed to play in order to facilitate the development of our rural communities. …READ MORE …