The aim of this research project is to know the essence of radio commentaries and its impact on the listeners.
The project stars with information which given insight into the historical back ground of news commentaries.
It processed to examine the impact news commentaries creates to this listens and the distinguishing features. It then derives into detailed exposition of relevant literature formation of research question and hypothesis.
The research question was formulated to properly address the problem on radio commentary in relation to its listens. Questionnaire were administered to the sampled respondents. The findings on the study reveled that news commentaries have less impact on some resident of the country as a result of low level of awareness and illiteracy.
The research recommended that radio news commentaries should create enough awareness to control the effect of illiteracy level of respondent and also further studies should be encouraged.
The history of radio news commentary in Nigeria dated back to the 1930’s when what was known as radio receiver was just a wooden box and as amp liter. The audience has thrilled by these live commentaries run by various pioneer commentators.
Ever since the tradition of running radio commentary has remained with radio to this day.
In presidential democracy such as ours news commentary whether on the radio newspaper or television do not only serve as surveyor of public opinion but also serve as a requisite for bridging the credibility gap between government and the governed.
Perhaps, it might be necessary to draw a line of distinction between news and news commentary. A news caster presents straight news without additional comment. While a news talk provides background information to the new. Writing on the uses of radio, Richard Aspinall said that:
“with limits radio can persuade and effectively influence large audience thereby contributing substantially to the thinking of the nation”
in the Nigeria media house today news commentary has become a ferment feature. Airtime is allowed to news commentary immediately after major news- bulletins perhaps as an attention gaining strategy. The media house not only give air space to commentaries written by its own staff but also uses those written in the additional headlines of various new papers this giving freedom of expression a chance.
Today the media house news- commentary not only interpret the news but sometimes comment on societal problems but what happens to the problems or issues of the society and the views expressed by the news- talk after these Tracie broadcasts as in the media house?
Do they influence the attitude and an opinion of the country’s listening public?
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of content
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Significance of study
1.5 Research question
1.6 Research hypothesis
1.7 Definition of terms
1.9 Limitation of the study
2.1 Source of literature
2.2 The review
2.3 Summary of literature review
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research method
3.2 Research design
3.3 Research sample
3.4 Data collection
3.5 Data analysis
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULT
4.1 Data analysis
Summary & recommendation for further study