An Evaluation Of The Role And The Contribution Of Unicorn Radio To Students’ Performance In Nigerian Institutions
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Radio broadcasting is the transmission of signals intended for reception that is carried through the public our waves.
The radio is one of the best media of mass communication because it cuts across literacy and through the public airwaves, it can reach large heterogeneous audience.
Radio is definitely a part of human lives whether you listen to AM,FM, digitally enhanced “HD’ radio satellite radio internet web-based station or participate I amateur “ham” radio transmission, you are using radio even your cell phone or pager uses radio waves and frequencies to operate.
The establishment of unilorin radio on Nigeria higher institutions enhances academic and social activities on these campuses.
Information dissemination to both the students an staff of the institution can be done at ease academics seminars and social activities can be carried out on campus of unilorin through the unilorin radio broadcasting platform.
Unilorin radio (also known as 89.3fm) is run by students of the university of Ilorin, programs of the station are exclusively by students but sometimes include programmers from the wider community in which the radio station is based.
Unilorin radio is established with the aim of broadcasting educational programme through other radio station existing to provide an alternative to commercial broadcasting on government broadcasters.
Unilorin radio has the widest audience and popularity among any other campus radio.
According to JEGbefume (1985) the term broadcasting media is the scattering or spreading of information, news messages, ideas or thoughts through the air by means to what we know as radio communicated to a large heterogeneous audience who are located at different point of a wider area for reception through an appropriate salts of equipment designed for their purpose i.e through the radio and television set and such message can be received either orally or visually or both ways.
Unilorin radio can this be said to have fulfilled this definition of broadcasting media.
Campus radio stations are generally licensed and regulated by national government and so is unilorin radio.
One commodity between many radio station regard less of their physical locations is willingness- or, in some countries, even a licensing is requirement – to broadcasting musical selection that are not categorized as commercial nits.
Because of this unilorin radio has come to be associated with emerging musical tends, including genres such as punk and new wave, alternative rook and ship hop, long before those genres become part of the musical mainstream.
Unilorin radio also provides airplay and promotional exposure to new and emerging local artists
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
It is a known fact that radio as a broadcasting medium has contributed immensely to the socio political and economic development of Nigeria, this research work will thus evaluate the effective roles and the Nigeria contribution of Unilorin radio to students’ performance on Nigeria institution campuses.
1.3 RESEARCH QUESTION
(i) Do unilorin radio contributes to the development and consumption pattern of academic activities I Nigeria higher institution?
(ii) What are the hindrance militating against the adequate utilization of unilorin radio in Nigeria higher institution campuses
(iii) In what ways can unilorin radio be improved on Nigeria higher institution campuses?
(iv) What are the contributions of institution governing bodies in establishing unilorin radio on Nigeria higher institution
1.4 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of the study is to educate the management of unicorn radio with the aim of assessing roles in enhancing academic performance of students on Nigeria higher institution campuses?
1.5 SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY
The study is very important as it will enhance further development of unilorin radio in the institution which already has it and it will serve as an eye opener to other institutions which are yet to constitute their own campus radio as the study greatly highlighted the importance of campus radio on Nigeria higher institution campuses?