MEDIAFORUM Archive 1989

Radio: Programmer's Mouthpiece or Listener's Companion?
by Michael Krzeminski (3/1989)

Radio is without doubt the world's most powerful medium of social communication. However, access to radio is still extremely limited, particularly in developing countries. In these countries, the press - especially small, rural, local newspapers - remains the most appropriate medium for the work of evangelism and Church development, although increasing use is made of radio, within the limits imposed by respective political conditions. In some countries - in the Philippines, for example, and in Latin America and Africa - the Church has set up small diocesan or regional radio stations while attempting to achieve a minimum level of professionalism.