Foundation of Broadcasting


ISBN: 978-35902-3-5


  • Broadcasting
  • Summary of Broadcast History in Nigeria
  • Broadcasting as Mass Communication Channel
  • The Organization and Administration of Broadcast Media
  • The Broadcast Studio
  • Sound and Microphone Concept
  • The Television Camera
  • Light for Television
  • References
  • Index



This introductory book on broadcasting is structured with a solid theoretical base. It gives an insight into some of the major concepts of broadcasting. Examples are drawn from the Nigerian society. I share the view expressed by Robert Hirschman (1998) that “no book gets started from the idca stage to the printed stage without valuable assistance from unsung heroes and heroines.” To this end, I am grateful to God for the idea to get started in the right direction and stay on the track, the authors whose works I consulted and Professor Vincent Nyoyoko (DVC Administration and Head of Campus), Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus for his encouragement. Special thanks to my former
colleagues at the University of Nigcria, Nsukka. I do not forget Unyime Umanah for the pains he took in finishing the work.

Finally, I am indebted to my wife Jenny and my daughter Ini-Abasi, for making our home a home indeed for this work to be done.

Church S. Akpan, Ph.D
(Associate Professor of Mass Communication)

May, 2014.

Prof. Church Akpan

Prof. Church Solomon Akpan is a Professor of Mass Communication,
Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus. He was the former Head of the Department of Mass Communication in the University and former Head, Nigeria, Nigeria(2009-2011)

He is a graduate of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (B.Sc Mass Communication), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (M.A. Mass Communication) and University of Uyo (Ph.D Mass Communication). Also, an alumnus of the New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, USA and School of Television Production, London, England.

His broadcast experience spanned over a period of 20 years with Radio/Television station in Nigeria.

He has published over 43 articles in reputable journals both locally and internationally in addition to three books he authored and he is married and
blessed with a daughter.

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