Perception of the Utilisation of Tungba F.M Radio for the Dissemination of COVID–19 Messages among the Final Year Students of Mass Communication of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu
This study was carried out to determine the use of Tungba FM radio station for the dissemination of COVID–19 messages. The rationale for the study was to determine the extent to which the radio station was used to disseminate information on COVID-19 in Lagos State. The population of the study comprises final year mass communication students of Lagos State Polytechnic. Survey research design was adopted, while questionnaire was used as the instrument of data collection. The findings showed that Tungba FM serves as an important source of information on COVID-19 pandemic. The findings also showed that Tungba FM radio programmes on COVID-19 pandemic were well-explained and that the messages on COVID-19 pandemic positively affected the health attitude of the respondents. Thus, it was concluded that Tunde Radio programmes on COVID-19 have positive influence on the respondents. Based on the findings and conclusion, it was among others recommended general health and hygiene tips should be regular features of radio programmes because most of the health crises are results of careless lifestyle and habits which are avoidable.