The politics of appellation in the web of broadcasting in Nigeria

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Every person, place, or thing has a significant name by which the individual is known and identified. Appellation is simply a system of names. In this article, the author presents a comprehensive analysis of the spectrum of appellation in the broadcasting industry of Nigeria. Observations of development in Nigeria's various states were complemented with data gleaned from radio, television and the Internet. The findings indicate that political realities play a predominant role in determining the call sign of each broadcasting station in Nigeria.

Keywords: Nigerian media; appellation; cultural identity; radio

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Nigeria.

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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  • The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those that traverse cultures and nations.
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