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

  • Ramson Acheme Department of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State,
  • Faith Ozikor Amah Department of Mass Communication Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Agnes Ezeji, PhD Department of Mass Communication Rhema University, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
  • Ezekiel S. Asemah, PhD Department of Mass Communication Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Ramson Acheme, Department of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State,



Faith Ozikor Amah, Department of Mass Communication Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria



Agnes Ezeji, PhD, Department of Mass Communication Rhema University, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria



Ezekiel S. Asemah, PhD, Department of Mass Communication Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria



Published
2021-10-04
How to Cite
ACHEME, Ramson et al. 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. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 204-210, oct. 2021. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/359>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2021.