Stakeholders Call for Optimal Utilisation of Radio

Stake holders have advocated the need for on-air personalities on the radio to sustain the importance of the device in disseminating information professionally. 

They made the submission at a program organised by Radio, Television and Theatre Workers Union, Rattawu, to commemorate this year’s World Radio Day held at Studio One Broadcasting House, FRCN Ibadan. 

The event was an avenue to discuss radio the way it was, as it is now and how it would be.

Discussions that centered on professionalism and mode of operations led to the observance of a minute silence in honor of two late radio broadcast icons, Atilade Atoyebi and Reverend Olukunle Ajani, who passed on recently. 

Speaking on the occasion, a veteran broadcaster Chief Lekan Alabi said it was essential for radio professionals to be well informed to be able to guide the public effectively.

Chief Alabi, while explaining that radio was a communication tool, which cut across all cadres of people, said it had advanced to the level of getting live feedback from the listener. 

Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Government, Mr Taiwo Adisa in a message through an Ibadan based broadcaster Mr Kunle Junaid, noted that despite the emergence of the new media, radio would still sustain its pride. 

Mr Adisa also advocated training and retraining for media professionals to be able to meet up the standards of broadcasters of yesteryears.

In a remark, Zonal Director, FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, Alhaji Muhamed Bello, said Radio Nigeria as flagship of broadcasting would always uphold the ethics of journalism to sustain radio broadcasting.

Alhaji Bello implored other content providers to adhere to basic rules of journalism to guide against decadence in the system. 

Adedayo Adelowo

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