THE IMPACT OF RADIO PROGRAMMED IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. (A CASE STUDY OF RADIO NIGERIA ENUGU NATIONAL STATION). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON MASS COMMUNICATION
The Federal Radio corporation of Nigeria Enugu National station (Radio I the station for the mature mind) Enugu, like many other electronic media establishments in Nigeria, has been carrying out its communication functions of informing, educating entertaining, persuading and public enlightenments and advertisements and other social programmes.
Using the social scientific methods of questionnaire survey and depth interview methods in the project work, the work is handled in five chapters. Chapter one introduced the electronic. Media and guide on the handling of the topic and significance rationale of the study. The chapter two continued with reviewing literature which e-rayed the summary of the related literature reviewed.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The Electronic media which is the focus of this study comprises the radio and Television. The sophistication of these media of communication makes it one of the wonders of modern communication.
According to Bitter, “Just as the twentieth century dawned, a system was perfected which Electromagnetic impulse could be sent through the air without wires carrying voice transmissions over long distances. This new invention was to be known as radio I
Electronic media is a machinery or an institution for simultaneous transmission of information to a wide and divergent audience. Although the Electronic media are channels through which information is transmitted to the audience through different media. Yet they represent the attempt of man to relate to and interact with other men.
It is clear to note that communication has been enhanced nationally and internationally with the use of technology.
Mr. E.N. Aniebona, in his contribution in the role of broadcasting in a developing context has this to say about Electronic media.
“Electronic media is a powerful and effective instrument for achieving national goals such as in need for wide spread education for both children and adults in order to acieve certain prescribed goals in Economic growth, health are political and social awareness, political stabilkity self relief and national identity among others things”
Electronic aim at presenting programmes like news, drama, interviews, health and family planning, religious programmes and agricultural programmes.
In his assessment of media Charlse Ogbunambala, of Torch, have this to say of Electronic media.