Radio invention has played a beacon role since its invention in 1895 which has made freedom of press to flourished the world.
An Italian inventor the great Guglielmo Marconi used an idea of Scientists such as James Clerk Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz to develop the first working wireless transmitter in 1895 which took the by surprise world. Initially, communicating messages and news were being delivered by letters and messengers who took several weeks and months to deliver messages and news. The telegram machines were only available in towns and developed countries. In Africa for instances, the old ancestral way of burning firewood at the peak of hills and mountains to create an awareness of news and sending messages was the only trick which had a lot of coins and especially during the time of bad weather and war.
But in 1895 an enormous invention was witnessed for the first time, which left the world in awe and that was the radio invention. Many people couldn’t believe that there was another means of communication that would or transfer the sound to distance places and would bring the world into a global village. In a distance of one million mile within a quarter of a second where people were able to get information around their environ and world wide without traveling to fetch for news. Radio technology made it possible for people to learn about a certain event as they happen. The first news and events from Frankfurt to Cape Town, New York to Abuja among others were at people’s fingertips in their daily life. The invention of Radio Technology was the greatest achievement the world had witnessed during that time of poor old modes of communication, which was tiresome and time consuming.
The first and second world war was heard over the radio and the facts about Hitler, the world re-known brutal ruler of West Germany was known through radio. The world was also alerted on what happened through the American bombing of Hiroshima through their first tested atomic bomb where people and animals in the vicinity were evaporated. Radio helped the world to understand and accept the undying appeal for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of genuine and lasting world peace was also learnt about through the Radio Technology.
In the modern day, Radio broadcasting has made people whose voices were not being heard to be heard which has enhance the culture of getting first hand information and open forum on both social and governance issues. People have use Radio technology as a tool for entertainment-since one radio can serve a family of 20 as compared to other technologies like mobile telephony, radio also has broaden education which has made it to be one hundred per cent most used communication devices.
Nevertheless, radio Technology as one of the multimedia tools also has sharpened and transformed the world, where it has remained the poor man’s watchdog to create equity in governance and on the other hand promote democracy. Since before the inventory of the radio most leaders were dictators having no freedom of the press and expression, and perpetuating or destroying nation’s economy with corruption, nowadays citizens can criticize their wrongdoing government through opinion forum aired or broadcasted on radios. Most republics have also achieved independence, good governance, economic growth and have made their governments to become more democracies while other republics have not since admitted freedom of the press. But through liberalization of media broadcasting stations (Radio) and allocation of frequencies and working permits, too many independent radio stations, has germinated transparency between the government and her people.