As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the World Radio Day, investigation reveals that most adults love to listen to radio than watching television.
Our correspondent who did a ransom sampling of opinion of the youths and adults around Lagos metropolis observed that most adults listened to radio.
No fewer than 20 respondents spoke to our correspondent out of which 10 were adults and the other 10 youths. All the adults preferred radio while five out of the youths also went for radio.
Their reasons are that the GSM handset come with radio facility and make it easy to tune and listen to news, music and talk show while on the move.
“Listen to radio on your handset costs no data. Unlike the You Tube that burns data,” one of the respondents, who simply identified herself as Joju said.
Beside the ease of hooking up to a radio station anytime and anywhere with your handset, it has been discovered that most radio stations give firsthand information, including breaking news, songs and new artists.
Though some youths stated that they listened to radio mostly because of music but at home, they prefer watching television.
World Radio Day is an observance day held annually on 13 February. World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.
It was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference after originally being proposed by the Kingdom of Spain.